Is it too early to be Alzheimer’s?

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Even in people as young as their fifties or sixties, increasing memory lapses can be a worry. Researchers now know that the very earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease can become evident some time before the symptoms start, and that these can be very subtle symptoms: forgetting names, struggling to find a word or consistently losing […]

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World Alzheimer’s Day

Building Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease

Around 44 million people worldwide are afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease – only one in four of those have been diagnosed. That’s why awareness and days like World Alzheimer’s Day are so important. On this day, September 21st each year, we spare a thought for those living with this condition, and all of the families, friends […]

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Fuel Pump Forgetfulness

Fuel Pump Forgetfulness

You’re late for work, step in the car and the fuel empty light is glowing, great. By the time you pull up at the petrol station, you can’t for the life of you remember which side the fuel tank is on – passenger or driver side? It’s a 50/50 chance you’ll make yourself even later… […]

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Mental Stimulation

Mental Stimulation

What is it you enjoy most? Dancing, skiing, spending time with your family, cooking new recipes? Whatever it is, Professor Richard Faull, Director of the Auckland Centre for Brain Research, recommends that you get right into it, in order to keep your brain functioning at its best for as long as possible. His opinion – backed up by […]

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Early Memory Loss

Early Memory Loss

We’re not talking the “where am I?” feeling when you first open your eyes on a new morning, or forgetting a phone number sooner than you thought you would – or maybe we are – it could encompass any/all of these happenings! But mostly what we mean by ‘early memory loss’ is for people aged […]

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Weird and wonderful left behind

Weird and Wonderful Left Behind

Rushing to check out and catch your flight, it’s easy and common to leave behind phones, phone chargers, ties or even teddy bears – around 75,000 are left in Travelodge hotels across the UK in an average year – but have you heard some of the more wacky things people are leaving behind? In Travelodge’s […]

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Alzheimer’s Myths

Alzheimer's Myths

Hands up who uses their age as an excuse for forgetfulness sometimes? It’s worth it to know that memory loss is not a normal part of the aging process! And that’s myth number one in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease. There’s natural forgetting, and forgetting due to stress and too many things going on, […]

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Happy Parents’ Day!

Are Your Parents Becoming More Forgetful?

As we grow older and have children of our own, our parents turn to grandparents and settle into their golden years. Many of us will relate to parents continuing to work, perhaps at a slower pace, or enjoying some spare time in retirement – finally taking that big OE or hitting the golf course more […]

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Bilingual Brain Benefits

Bilingual Brain Benefits

Speaking English in the office and Hungarian at home, or a childhood spent with your Greek-speaking mother and Portuguese father – whatever the combination of languages, learning more than one from an early age can do the brain a world of good. In this BBC World Service broadcast, Gaia Vince discovers the many ways that bilingualism […]

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How could you forget the dark chocolate stingrays?

Linking to Jog Memory

The billowing lettuce sails of a wholemeal bread pirate ship glide the vessel over an ocean of orange juice. The captain – complete with carrot peg-leg – looks out from atop the toothpaste mast over a school of eye fillet fish and dark chocolate stingrays. That’s your 7-item grocery list memorised! There are some great […]

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