Music: Food for the Soul, Healing for the Mind

Music: A Sweet Path to Healing

Music doesn’t only have “charms to soothe the savage breast” as the saying goes – it also has the power to heal.

Recent studies carried out at Utah University appear to indicate that music can help dementia patients – helping to relieve anxiety, … (More)

The Forget Me Not Ball: A Night to Remember

Helping Those Who Have Forgotten Their Lives

I recently attended the Forget Me Not Ball, which was a fundraiser for Dementia UK.  It was a fantastic event for a good cause — and we had fMy Fellow WHYse Womenun too!

Kudos to fellow WHYse woman Clare Ellism, who organised the event – … (More)

A Fragrant Farewell: An Aromatherapy Case Study

Aromatherapy: Not Just “Nice Smells”

Aromatherapy is not just about “nice smells” and relaxing in the tub — though both are nice!  Aromatherapy is recognised around the world as a means to support health and wellbeing – from Lavender essential oil pumped through Japanese hospitals for pain relief to oils … (More)

Fill the Gap: Intergenerational Relationships

The (Re)Generation Game

three-generations-of-malesAt a time when there is so much negative (and fake) news around, it was a pleasure to read a story that focuses on positive relationships – and what happens when you put pensioners and four year olds together for six weeks.

In an unusual experiment,  a … (More)

Good Brain Health: Nutrition is the Key

The Key to Good Brain Health: Are You Eating Well Enough?

Good brain health is not an accident — it is a choice.  Genetics and disease aside, what we eat can make a real difference in our brain health!
Did you realise that:
Brain health, cognitive function and memory … (More)