BE INFORMED

Six questions to find out if you are ready for adventure

Six questions to find out if you are ready for adventure

Social interaction and social creativity are important for our health. Making sure that we have some adventure, whether it is a small part of each day, or planning a big adventure at the end of the year is vital to maintaining our cognitive and social well-being.

House of Health: Six rooms for you

House of Health: Six rooms for you

As a Health Scientist I have the opportunity to look at health from a number of perspectives. I've come to appreciate that there are 6 key elements to improving your health.

Is Anybody Out There?

Is Anybody Out There?

My grandfather loved fish and chips. He was British so maybe that is not surprising. He lived to be over 90 years of age, and had dementia for the last part of his life. Learning about reducing our risk of dementia is important no matter how young we are.

Brain Rules by John Medina (Book Review)

Brain Rules by John Medina (Book Review)

I was on my way to South Africa and I had accidentally packed by book in my check-in luggage.  All set to read on the 16 hour flight to Johannesburg I found I had nothing to read. So I picked this book up at the airport bookshop - usually not a great place to find good reading material.

Dementia Risk is Reduced by Healthy Living

Dementia Risk is Reduced by Healthy Living

In a recent project, carried out in partnership with the Dementia Collaborative Research Centres, I asked General Practitioners and Registered Nurses working in General Practice (primary practice) what they thought would be a useful practical way to increase the utilisation of current evidence available in relation to dementia risk reduction.