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Jan 9, 2019 4 min
Exercise and brain health

Physical exercise for brain health

Most of us know that exercise is good for us. Every time a new year starts, we’re bombarded with information about the importance of a regular exercise regime to stay slim, fit and healthy. It’s true that exercise helps prevent…

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Jan 4, 2019 4 min
Social interaction and brain health

Social interaction and brain health

Humans are social creatures. We thrive from interaction with people around us. Chatting about our lives, debating current affairs, discussing films and books or gossiping about friends or celebrities, can all spark our interest and fire our imaginations. Human contact…

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Jan 3, 2019 2 min
Music therapy and dementia

Music therapy and dementia

You may have seen videos of people in care homes listening to music and being temporarily transformed – previously uncommunicative people start to sing and clap, people with dementia can answer questions they couldn’t before. Clearly there’s something about music…

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Dec 10, 2018 3 min
How to reduce your dementia risk

How to reduce your dementia risk

We’re increasingly aware that we can impact our chances of developing dementia. It doesn’t have to be an ominous and inevitable part of ageing. There are some factors that are out of our control – for example, whether you carry…

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Dec 5, 2018 4 min
sleep and brain health

Sleep, relaxation and brain health

Busy lives filled with work stresses and family tensions can make it difficult to get the rest and relaxation we need. It’s easy to focus on keeping our bodies fit and functioning, and neglecting the health of our brains. Brain…

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Dec 3, 2018 3 min
Memory assessment service

What is a memory assessment service?

At the moment, there’s no cure for dementia – that makes catching it early all the more important. But where does ordinary forgetfulness end and dementia begin? That’s where a memory assessment service or a memory clinic comes in. What…

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Nov 29, 2018 2 min
The limitations to dementia testing

The limitations of dementia testing

The recent study published in the BMJ, led by the University of Exeter, has highlighted shortcomings in the tests most commonly used by GPs to diagnose dementia – the Mini-Mental State Examination, Memory Impairment Screen and the Animal Naming test.…

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Nov 28, 2018 4 min
Mental stimulation can boost brain health

Mental stimulation and brain health

Physical exercise can make your muscles strong and your body fit. Mental activity can be just as beneficial for the brain. By continuing to challenge our brains as we get older, we may be able to stay mentally sharp for…

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Nov 21, 2018 5 min
The latest thinking on brain health

The latest thinking on brain health

Staying well as we grow older is about more than having a fit body and a healthy heart. Scientists and specialists are increasingly aware of the importance of maintaining brain health at every age. What is a healthy brain? The…

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