I was downtown last week when I bumped into a woman I haven’t seen for ages. We were just outside a coffee shop, and we both had time, so we went inside to enjoy a chat. I’d just sipped my cappuccino and glanced up as Megan began to tell me about an accident her brother had a month or so ago.
And I knew exactly what she was going to say!
The eeriest feeling came over me as my mind was jumping ahead of her sentences and I only just stopped myself from completing them for her. I haven’t seen Megan for at least two years and I only knew her brother as a little boy when we were all at school together. I couldn’t have known about his accident …… could I? Was this what people call déjà vu?
Can sugar make you forgetful? Slow your brain? A recent study suggests sugar sabotages learning and memory. Whilst we are familiar with the ‘too much sugar causes obesity’ message, little attention has been paid to its impact on mental health. This is changing.
New Zealanders consume a whopping 57.5 kg of sugar a year, more than double the intake recommended by the World Health Organisation. That’s about half a cup a day. Imagine pouring half a cup of sugar into a pile every day, for 365 days! You would have a sugar mountain.
So, what’s the link between sugar and memory? Read more…
Have you been forgetting a few things lately?
Had trouble remembering passwords?
Forgotten if you’d taken your medication or turned off the oven?
So, what’s happening?
Are you losing your edge?
Or getting Alzheimer’s?
It’s NOT a ‘senior moment’
It’s NOT the loss of brain cells
It’s NOT your brain shutting down
Your memory is still all there!
But you do need to learn the ways to find it. Read more…
What a nightmare it is when time is against you and you can’t find your keys, wallet or even your car! Why does this happen? And what can you do about it? Read more…
Have you had trouble remembering passwords or the time and location of an appointment you made a week ago?
Or forgotten an important birthdays? Been out and worried about whether you’d taken your medication, turned out the light, turned off the oven?
So, what’s happening? Read more…