Memory & Brain Health

Why I hate Ray Collins

Does your brain play this trick on you?  Why it’s good to forget things  A neuroscientist’s tips on memory power This might shock you. But there are two Ray Collins. Or should that be “two Ray Collinses”? Anyway, there is the Ray Collins who writes these emails to you with useful (hopefully) information about health and nutrition. He probably comes across as someone fairly ‘on the ball’ – or at least I’d like to think so. Perhaps there’s the odd…
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The secret messages your body is sending you

Fascinating new research on anxiety and depression How your body communicates with your brain to avoid danger What your heartbeat can tell you about your ability to cope with stress Odd question, but… Can you feel your own heartbeat? I don’t mean by taking your pulse or pressing your hand against your chest… Can you feel it beating if you sit very still and quietly? Your answer could be linked to your levels of anxiety – and your ability to…
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How nuts can revitalise your brain

Find out why this sad news about football heroes hit home An oily way to better brain power Discover the simple changes you can make to stop the worries I read with deep sympathy the stories of two ex-professional footballers who have been diagnosed with early stages of dementia. To the families and friends of Terry McDermott and Denis Law the news will be devastating as much as it is to them personally. It’s something I have experience of too….
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The simple way to avoiding this social gaff

How to remember names – a few tips to try A disaster tale! How to solve this embarrassing social problem How to make sure that you are ready to socially integrate once more! Lockdown has had another unforeseen consequence – I have forgotten everyone’s name! I see people walking past the house and then spend the day trying to remember who they are! It has made me worry about how I will be able to return to normal social function….
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How to supercharge your brain

How a dog made my lawn ring! Try these simple brain boosting exercises Stay vigilant this summer, but do enjoy the sun as well I’d lost my mobile phone. Couldn’t find it anywhere – despite looking through every drawer, on every shelf and under every table. ‘Am I going mad?’ I asked my wife, as she stepped out into the garden with the laundry. Where did you last have it?’ said Lara. ‘I have no idea,’ I growled, proceeding to…
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Why it’s time to fatten up your brain

How talking apples created a lot of worry This is why your brain is crying out for good fat A really easy way to look after the little grey cells – click here OK, so I’ve had a few emails after my newsletter about apples talking to me… …please don’t be alarmed I am not losing it. In fact I don’t think I have ever had it! I am very touched by the genuine concerns about my mental health, a topic…
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