Geelong Medical & Health Group News

Are You Living A Brain-Healthy Lifestyle?

November 13 2019

“Two-thirds of what determines how well we age comes from nongenetic factors – as in, our everyday behaviours,” says psychiatrist Dr Gary Small. In Small’s poll of more than 18,000 people across the country, those with healthier habits – a balanced diet, regular exercise – reported fewer memory complaints. And he has found that when...


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9 Foods That May Help Save Your Memory

April 23 2019

Experts are quick to point out that Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of ageing. But it’s also true that the majority of people who have the disease are over the age of 65. While healthy eating can lower your risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, it’s not yet clear if that’s true for Alzheimer’s disease as...


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How to Keep Alzheimer’s Disease Out of Your Future

April 5 2019

Alzheimer’s-related brain changes start as early as your 30s or 40s. If you were taught that you’re born with all the brain cells you’ll ever get and it’s all downhill from there, it’s time for a rethink. Mounting research suggests you can improve your brain no matter what your age, making it stronger now and...


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7 Ways to Stop Restless Legs Syndrome

March 13 2019

Around 5-15 percent of Australians are affected by restless legs syndrome, a brain disorder that causes uncomfortable feelings of aching, itching or crawling, triggering an uncontrollable urge to move the limbs for relief. Symptoms tend to be worse at night, making it hard for people to fall asleep, often leading to sleep deprivation. About 80 percent of people with...


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5 Simple Steps to Maximise Your Brain Health

February 15 2019

5 Simple Steps to Maximise Your Brain Health is an important component of Alzheimer’s Australia’s dementia risk reduction program, Your Brain Matters, and emphasises how preventive health measures can benefit your brain health. It shows you how to look after your brain health and has been developed by Alzheimer’s Australia based on published research evidence....


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13 Bad Brain Health Habits

September 26 2018

We all have some bad habits, but some of these bad habits can harm your brain. Not Sleeping Enough Skimping on sleep is one of those bad habits. Those who do not get enough Zzzs are more likely to get dementia and Alzheimer’s compared to those who get adequate sleep. Lack of sleep in older...


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How Does Exercise Benefit Your Brain?

August 3 2017

Struggling with stress? Need an emotional lift? Then it’s time to get moving! A growing body of research shows that exercise boosts brain health, prevents cognitive decline, and improves memory. It also lifts your mood and balances emotions, leading to a better quality of life. Working out is one of the easiest, most effective ways...


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