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Does your mum list all your siblings' names before she gets to yours? Don’t worry, she doesn’t love them more. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Peter, Paul, Kylie … David! Why we forget family members' names

How often has your own mother forgotten your name? Does she ever cycle through the names of each of your siblings – and perhaps even the family pet – before getting to yours?
Motor symptoms of Parkinson’s include tremors, stiffness and slowness or loss of spontaneous movement. Lisa/Flickr

What we know and suspect about the causes of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second-most-prevalent neurodegenerative condition in Australia, with an estimated 70,000 living with the disease. But what do we know about the causes and risk factors?
Psychogenic fugue – when you can’t remember anything from your past. www.shutterstock.com

Memory loss: it’s not all amnesia

People lose their memory in many different ways. A neuropsychologist explains the lingo.
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At last, a gold-standard study on brain training

The headlines The Telegraph: Alzheimer’s disease: Online brain training “improves daily lives of over-60s” Daily Mail: The quiz that makes over-60s better cooks: Computer brain games ‘stave off mental…
Surveys of children revealed they don’t like being lied to about the degenerative condition.

Five tips on how to talk to kids about dementia

With 900,000 Australians expected to be living with dementia by 2050, these are the types of questions more and more children will be asking as they come to know someone living with dementia.
Knitting and neuroscience have more in common than you might think. www.shutterstock.com

Knitting your way to a healthier, happier mind

Neural Knitworks, an event first staged for National Science Week in 2014, has since grown into an Australia-wide engagement project promoting connections between knitting and brain health.

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