Memory Improvement Blog

How Reading Before Bed Benefits Your Brain

Posted by Dr. Moran

Sep 18, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Reading_before_sleepSleep is important, especially to the brain.  Muscles, like your biceps, can get tired from use, but do not get sleepy. However, the brain does. What happens to the brain when it sleeps and why is sleep so important? Can reading before bed have benefits to your brain?

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Topics: Brain Health

Nutrition Tips for Better Memory

Posted by Christine F.

Sep 16, 2014 10:00:00 AM

iStock_000025526734_LargeCan the foods you eat affect your mind and memory? Absolutely. Certain foods can have a significant impact on health and behavior and affect your mood and concentration skills.

Junk food, for example, including fatty, sugary snacks, triggers pleasure centers in the brain. That’s why when bowls of candy or chips are in front of you, it can be hard to stay away.

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Topics: Memory, Brain Health

Why Are Major Events so Easy to Remember?

Posted by Katie C.

Sep 11, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Remembering_historical_eventsIf you are like most Americans, the date 9/11 has a very special significance to you. It is also probably not the only major historical event that you have experienced in your life. Many of us will remember events like President Kennedy’s death or watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon like they happened yesterday. Yet, things like the reason we walked into a room slip our memories. What is it that makes major historical moments so easy to remember? Read on to find out.

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Topics: Memory

How to React to Life's Stressful Events

Posted by Matt J.

Sep 9, 2014 10:00:00 AM

iStock_000018547652_SmallWhen the news reports an unexpected snow storm headed your way, how do you react? When you go to the dentist and learn you’ll need a series of dental work that will be interrupt the flow of work and have a high price tag, how much do you fret over it? And when your adult daughter, who is going through difficult times, wants to move back home for a while, does it keep you from sleeping soundly?

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Topics: Mindful Tips

Celebrate Self-Improvement Month With 5 Tips to Reach Your Goals

Posted by Katie C.

Sep 4, 2014 10:00:00 AM

self_improvementIt’s human nature to want to be “better” – we want to be healthier, remember more, be a more attentive parent or grandparent, get a big promotion at work… this list goes on and on. And what it takes to be better looks different depending on where we are in life’s journey and what our overall goals are.

At some point in your life you’ve probably made a New Year’s resolution. But sticking to New Year’s resolutions can be tricky. They’re often vague goals like “lose weight,” which are not clearly defined. By the time September rolls around, these resolutions are often forgotten.

If you’ve put your resolutions on the back burner, but still want to be “better,” you’re in luck! September is National Self-Improvement Month and the perfect occasion to get back on track for achieving your goals. Read on to learn a few ideas you can try out. Incorporating these self-improvement steps into your life is sure to help you feel better about yourself each day – and isn’t that what we’re all looking for?

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Topics: Mindful Tips

How Heartbreak Affects Your Brain

Posted by Christine F.

Sep 2, 2014 9:00:00 AM

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Have you ever been in a relationship that came to an abrupt end? If so, you fully understand why heartbreak is an appropriate description of what you felt.

You don’t have to be left at the altar to feel intense feelings of rejection. Maybe a friendship fades away or ends in misunderstanding or “falling out.” Heartbreak takes many forms when love appears to be lost. The worst part is living with the pain of rejection.

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Topics: Mindful Tips, Brain Health

5 Simple Steps to Achieve Happiness

Posted by Katie C.

Aug 28, 2014 10:00:00 AM

how_to_be_happyYou don’t have to look very far to find things that can easily make you feel unhappy. Things like running late because you can’t find your car keys or seeing the latest newscast about unfortunate events can have a negative effect on your mood and elevate stress, which does not feel good and can have a lasting effect on your health. So what can you do to give yourself a boost? Try any, or all, of the following tips and train yourself to be happy.

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Topics: Brain Health

6 Quick Memory Training Tricks

Posted by Matt J.

Aug 26, 2014 10:00:00 AM

dont-forget-postitWe've all heard of athletes who train for years before reaching their goal of winning a race, but have you heard of people who actively enhance their ability to remember and learn with innovative brain-boosting strategies?

As millions of people move into middle age and grow older, many experience age-related changes like forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating or misplacing their car keys from time to time. Many are looking for brand new strategies to help them improve their ability to learn and remember what they just learned.

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Topics: Mindful Tips

Enjoy Senior Citizenship With These 4 Tips

Posted by Katie C.

Aug 21, 2014 10:00:00 AM

senior_citizenWhat does the term “senior citizen” mean to you? Is it just a polite way of saying someone is elderly? Senior citizen doesn’t have to have negative connotations. Whether you consider yourself to be a senior citizen or not, growing older doesn’t have to mean getting “old.” Learn to embrace aging by incorporating the following four tips into your life.

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Topics: Aging

How to Remember Your Shopping List

Posted by Christine F.

Aug 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM

iStock_000005724004_MediumLike many people, as you grow older one of your concerns may be about forgetfulness. You may not recall where you put things and there’s that nagging worry that your mental capacity may not be what it was when you were younger.

We all experience age-related changes and forgetfulness, like misplacing our car keys from time, but some people find it interrupts their daily life.

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Topics: Memory

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