Parts of the Brain & Brain Damage.

Parts of the Brain & Brain Damage.

Your brain is amazing! Find out about some of the main brain areas  – what they do and what happens if that brain part is damaged. Because of the vital importance of memory, we begin with the Hippocampus.   Hippocampus The hippocampus, Latin for seahorse,...
Does Pain Affect Memory?

Does Pain Affect Memory?

People with chronic pain can sometimes wonder if they are losing their memory altogether. What is the connection between chronic pain and memory? Dr Lamont tells us that research has found a leading cause: the changes that take place in the hippocampus, a brain area...
Is Red Wine Good for the Brain?

Is Red Wine Good for the Brain?

I want to look after my brain BUT Can I drink alcohol? Is wine good for the brain? Here’s the good news from neuroscientists.  Small intakes of alcohol will protect you against dementia. How do they know? Scientists in the UK analysed data from 23 studies looking for...
Move It or Lose It!

Move It or Lose It!

Can exercise REALLY alter the structure of the brain? And keep Alzheimer’s away? Science says YES! Stephen M. Rao, a professor at the Schey Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging at the Cleveland Clinic, oversaw s study of almost 100 older men and women, aged 65 to...
Take the Dementia Quiz

Take the Dementia Quiz

1.     What is dementia? A disease involving memory loss that is entirely separate from Alzheimer’s disease A decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life Another term for Alzheimer’s A mental illness that’s usually alleviated...