Hello again, Gillian here!
Thank you all for your interest and encouragement as we work together to help baby-boomers and seniors live long and productive lives.
Helen asks Dr. Lamont: Tell me how to remember faces and names?
Helen was so embarrassed. She was introduced to several new people at her Club and later she couldn’t recall their faces and names!
Read Dr. Lamont’s advice to Helen.
Download your free Brain Food Shopping List decorative wall poster.
It’s a PDF that will print well for you.
Your Free Poster
Watch Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+
To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigour to record-setting age. At TEDxTC, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100. Dan Buettner is a National Geographic writer and explorer.
Watch the video
Have you ever wondered which supplements are good for you?
This is a frequently asked question. Here is the link to an excellent diagram that demonstrates which supplements are supported by research. It’s called “Snake Oil” because it shows that not all supplements are beneficial. You can get an interactive and spreadsheet version, too, by following the links.
Snake Oil? Scientific evidence for popular supplements
Looking for a useful gift for yourself or a friend?
Brain and Memory Foundation have a number of titles available in paperback or for smartphones, iPad or Kindle.
And there’s a new title just published!
Don’t Lose Your Memory for Busy Executives, Lamont & Eadie, 2012, has been written for those still fulfilling demanding roles at work or in the community. It can be downloaded now as an e-book and will soon be available through Amazon.com as a paperback or Kindle version.
Get the new eBook or find a gift
Forwarding this message to other friends will help spread the Healthy Brain message, too. Encourage them to enrol for their free Brain Tune course.
Don’t forget you can contact us at any time. We are here to help you..
Gillian Eadie MEd, BA, Dip.Tchg, LTCL
Allison Lamont, PhD (Psych), MA, MAPS
Considerable research into the causes and effects of Alzheimer’s disease is being conducted world-wide. This has been on-going ever since Alois Alzheimer first described the disease in 1906. Even so, there is still no cure.
There have been positive advances into ways to avoid the risk factors in the disease, though; following these guidelines will give you the best possible protection. But the important message is that you must begin while your brain is still healthy and it is not too early to begin in your 40’s.
Here are the 10 key ways to prevent Alzheimer’s:
- Stay active. Physical exercise into old age can reduce the risk of dementia by 50%. Read more…
Feed Your Brain Protein – the ‘Lego’ of Life
Picture this: A child happily playing with Lego blocks, building all sorts of wonderful creations; houses, cars, scary monsters, trucks – the imagination is limitless.
Well, now try and imagine for yourself that those Lego blocks are proteins – because proteins are literally the building blocks of life. Read more…
Avocados are great brain food, in moderation! See more about this below.
What you eat affects how well you think.
You already KNOW this!
What you eat affects how well you think.
It’s time to DO something about it.
Sam in control of his life, his job and his stress.
I was just about to grab my car keys and get on my way to the office when my mobile rang. I quickly checked caller ID and was surprised to see a colleague’s name.
“Why’s Sam ringing me at this time of the morning – he should be almost at work by now”, ran through my mind. It was Sam,and he said he had to see me – it was urgent. Could I drop by on my way to work? He sounded odd on the phone – spoke kind of disjointed and sounded tearful. Bad enough for me to call Sarah to put my appointments on hold. I set off for Sam’s place and a whole gamut of potential disasters that might be facing me ran through my mind as I drove. Read more…