Tag Archives: memory-improvement

How to Improve Memory

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Lifelong mental stimulation is linked to better memory in later life. What about using a computerized brain training? Does it work? Is it enough? What else can be done to maintain memory through life? A new study adds evidence to the debate. 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

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

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

Use your Memory: It will Grow!

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Here is a question for you: Given that the hippocampus is a brain structure that plays an important role in both memory and spatial navigation, who would you predict have a bigger hippocampus: A taxi or a bus driver? Continue reading

Memory Training Changes the Brain

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Individuals diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) show early signs of memory loss and are at high risk of developing dementia. As discussed in a previous post, they can greatly benefit from regular brain exercises. A recent study shows that the memory improvement caused by brain training can be directly observed in the brain. Continue reading

Is Ginkgo Biloba Good for my Brain?

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Ginkgo biloba has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Today, it is one of the top selling herbs in the United States. But does Ginkgo really help improve memory? Continue reading

A Good Night Sleep Boosts Memory

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

What is the function of sleep? Researchers have shown that memories are replayed and even enhanced as we sleep. In other words, sleeps aids memory consolidation. But how does that work?
One explanation is based on the oscillations in electrical activity that occur naturally during different sleep phases throughout the night. Continue reading