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How do our thinking skills change as we get older?

The timing and degree of change we all experience in our thinking skills varies between each of us. There is certainly no one-size-fits-all. Research suggests there is a range of factors that determine our ageing trajectories. After all, we are all exposed to different lifestyle factors – some that might protect, and some that might harm our cognitive health.

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August 2022


Brain gains at the Edinburgh Fringe!

You might have seen headlines like this: “Staying sharp is easy: just 'do this one simple thing'!” But what if there isn’t "one thing" but dozens?

That’s the idea being explored in “Marginal gains for brighter brains!”, a show by Professor Alan Gow from Heriot-Watt University at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this month.

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August 2022


Creative Ageing at the Edinburgh Festivals

Edinburgh is the world’s leading festival city and the month of August sees an explosion of arts events across the city. Within the thousands of performances, you’ll find a wide choice of creative ageing events and productions.

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August 2022


Keeping sharp in retirement

It’s a wise move to stay challenged and interested in the world around us in order to maintain an active and engaged mind. Let’s look at how we can help our brains, as well as our bodies, stay in top shape.

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July 2022


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