Use Your Marbles

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. 

What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing.

(Annie Dillard)


Over the last five years, one of the questions that has come up most in workshops I have run around the country has been along the lines of, 'What inexpensive, preventative lifestyle changes can be taken to reduce the chance of developing dementia?' Or in other words, how might it be possible to maintain good brain health and live as well as possible for as long as possible?

Use Your Marbles is a practical workshop exploring how simple lifestyles changes and everyday creativity can contribute towards better brain health, right across the life course. The workshop has been designed to create opportunities to consider new ideas, share experiences and feel encouraged to try small changes today and in the coming weeks.

If you’d like to find out more about Use Your Marbles workshops do drop me a line.

Excellent, need I say more? Yes! It was a gentle, enthusiastic way to share advice and encourage us to contribute.

Lots of excellent ideas to ponder. A real tonic as I approach 80. (Workshop participant, 2019)

Inclusive. Easy to understand. Practical. (Workshop participant, 2019)

Note: this workshop takes a quality of life approach and considers both risk factors and well as resilience factors in our lives. It is not intended as medical advice. The content of the workshop is based on and inspired by simple, everyday changes in line with the known areas of risk and possible prevention.

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