Trick or treat?

Last week I flew to Melbourne to speak at the National Dementia Conference. The first thing I saw at the airport when I stepped off the plane was a billboard for ‘The Brain Drink’ pictured above. [...]

Mental health IS health

Psychological trauma produces physical changes in our brain that affect our perceptions and our ability to regulate our emotions. Untreated depression is a greater risk factor for heart disease [...]

Be careful what you think

Be careful what you think — our assumptions about ageing actually influence how we age. Harvard University psychologist Ellen Langer tested whether cultural stereotypes contributed to memory [...]

We need to change the rules

If you knew that doing something you loved — I mean really loved — could give you dementia, would you still do it?  What if that ‘thing’ was playing your favourite sport? For instance, boxing, [...]