Memory & Brain Health

Is this a blinking health sign?

Discover why the number of times you blink is important Could coffee be our saviour? Find out how much coffee should you be drinking per day As you’ve probably guessed, I’m a voracious reader. I read pretty much anything. If someone leaves a leaflet on a park bench. I’ll pick it up and take a look. If a gibbering man on the street is giving away books about Scientology, the End of the World or reincarnation, I take THREE copies….
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Think positive stay healthy

Why negative thoughts make you feel old   This relentless bad news is seriously bad news  How negative thinking affects your memory, sleep and libido  The chronic 21st century condition that can accelerate the ageing process Bad news! There’s a lot of it about, isn’t there? Bad news everywhere, all the time. Unlike in the old days, you don’t only get bad news at 6pm or 10pm when the TV news is on, or when you glance through the newspaper…
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How to improve your memory

How will you avoid your next embarrassing social gaff? • We all get a little forgetful as we age – that’s normal isn’t it? • Discover which ten symptoms indicate a serious memory problem • Here’s how to improve your memory Just occasionally I forget someone’s name, a significant date, or even why I went to the shops in the first place. This bit of absent mindedness isn’t unusual – how many times does that happen to you, and is…
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Why dancing is good for you

dancing keeps you healthy

I can’t believe my wife agreed to this  The fun musical exercise that’s better for you than you think  Why dancing makes your brain younger Hi My face went white with shock. “You can’t be serious?” I said, voice shaky. My wife nodded, “Yes, Ray.” I sat down and buried my face in my hands. HOW COULD THIS BE HAPPENING TO ME? Lara shook her head sadly, as if I was a naughty seven- year old boy refusing broccoli. “You’re…
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How a lost mobile phone made me think that bit harder

A lost phone isn’t a sign of memory loss

Find out why little lapses are nothing to worry about Discover the simple memory exercises that you can do every day A timely warning about a hidden danger I’d lost my mobile phone. Couldn’t find it anywhere – despite looking through every drawer, on every shelf and under every table, it was a proper look too not just a ‘man look!’ ‘Am I going mad?’ I asked my wife, as she stepped out into the garden with the laundry. ‘Where…
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Turn back the brain clock with this surprising remedy

How to eat to protect your brain

Most people forget this truth about cognitive decline How to feed your brain to keep it younger, sharper, more focussed One of the most important factors in a healthy brain (you just might not realise it) I did it again. Found myself in the kitchen wondering, “Why am I here?” It wasn’t a philosophical question. I wasn’t searching for the meaning of existence. Genuinely, I had no idea why I was in the kitchen. This happens to me a lot….
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