Category Archives: ageing


It occurred to me the other day that personality could be seen as a form of memory. I’ve read somewhere (!) that for the most part memory is present- or future-oriented. That is, the purpose of memory is not to … Continue reading

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Ageing, Health and Vitality project reports

Before I worked on the Digital Storytelling & Dementia project, I was involved in the Ageing, Health and Vitality project. The project was set up to investigate whether working with museums had an impact on the health and wellbeing of … Continue reading

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Cognitive Reserve

The notion of ‘cognitive reserve’ has been deployed to help deal with the fact that people who have been found to have similar levels of damage/pathology in their brains at death (from, for example, Alzheimer’s Disease) exhibited different levels of … Continue reading

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Highlights of the middle-aged brain

A while back I read a review paper, ‘Age-associated cognitive decline’, by Deary et al. (2009). The paper is really useful but the title speaks volumes and certainly influenced my thinking about the topic of ageing and cognition. So, it … Continue reading

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