Category Archives: Memory

The Right Amount of Sleep for a Healthy Brain

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

We have all experienced the impact of a short night’s sleep on our brain the day after. Similarly, a disrupted sleep pattern is one of the factors that affect cognitive functions as we age. But is it sleep duration or quality that matters? And how many hours of sleep does one need to function optimally after 50? Continue reading

Early Fitness Predicts Better Memory in Middle-Age

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

At 50, some people have a better memory than others and experience less cognitive fog. Lifestyle factors may play a role in this variability. Specifically, physical fitness at 25 could predict memory performance in middle-age: the fitter, the better the memory. Continue reading

Larry King Talks about The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness

To watch the pro­gram, click HERE (in the US) or HERE (out­side the US). It will open a 28-min video, with Larry King inter­view­ing Dr. Gary Small, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO of SharpBrains and co-author of The Sharpbrains Guide to Brain Fitness along with Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Pascale Michelon. Continue reading

How to Optimize Brain Health at Any Age

Modern life places extraordinary demands on our brains. Whether your goal is to become more resilient, enhance memory, ward off Alzheimer’s disease, or simply improve mental focus to perform better at work, this how-to guide shows you exactly how to “use it or lose it.” Continue reading

Health Conditions That Affect Your Brain

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

An interesting article here reports research findings about 6 health conditions that affect the brain. You have probably heard that high-blood pressure, a diet too high in saturated fat, and trouble sleeping are not the best to keep your mind sharp. Did you also know that depression, smoking,  and obesity  could impact how your brain functions, both now and in the future? Continue reading

Lifelong Exercise Boosts Memory at 50

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Physical exercise is key to fight many health problems, such as cardiovascular diseases. In the recent years it has also been shown to help fight against cognitive decline. A new study shows that lifelong exercise, starting as early as 11, contributes to better mental functions in mid-adulthood. Continue reading

Learn How to Max Your Memory

Do you sometimes forget names? Are you in search of ways to improve your brain performance? Join Dr. Pascale Michelon, director of the Memory Practice, adjunct faculty at Washington University, and author of Max Your Memory for an informative and stimulating event. Hear about the latest research facts and techniques that can help you clear the brain fog and sharpen your memory. Continue reading

Smoking Hurts The Brain Too

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Did you know that smoking is not only bad for your lungs but also for your brain?
A new study shows that smoking is linked to accelerated decline in memory and reasoning in people over 50. Continue reading

Physical Activity Boosts Memory, Immediatly

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

It has become quite clear that physical exercise is an essential part of a brain-healthy lifestyle. Over the long term it helps both preserve the volume of gray matter in the brain and maintain cognitive functions.  A recently published study goes further and shows for the first time that physical activity can have immediate positive effects on memory. Continue reading

Boost Your Memory with Dr. P Michelon

Listen to Dr. Michelon talk about the brain and the lifestyle factors that matter to keep it fit: a balanced diet, regular physical exercise, low levels of stress and last but not least, mental challenges.
And get tips on how to boost your memory, from Max Your Memory, her latest book.

Dr. Michelon was interviewed by Diane Keefe, Host of the Caring for Parents Together talk show on Blog Talk Radio. Continue reading