Amnesia 101

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Definition Amnesia refers to the loss of existing memories or an inability to create new memories, or both (Mayo Clinic). There are several different types of amnesia, including retrograde, anterograde, and psychogenic or dissociative amnesia. Amnesia can have functional (psychological) or organic (damage or injury) causes (Medical News Today). Amnesia can be temporary or permanent.…

Using Music to Aid Memory

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If you want to remember something from long ago, or if you’re trying to retain a new piece of information, a study from Boston University suggests you turn to music. Music stimulates various parts of your brain and can set the mood for different tasks, such as learning, cleaning, relaxing, and exercising (PBS). Here are some…

Learn Something New

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One of the most effective ways to fight dementia and memory loss is to learn something new (Harvard Health). Learning something new keeps your mind engaged and active. It requires focused attention. It also requires effort. According to cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, each time you learn a new skill, you strengthen the connections between…

Brain-Boosting Green Foods to Incorporate Into Your Diet

Green foods are touted for their nutritional value and benefits, but which ones, exactly, are useful for brain health? Green Leafy Vegetables According to the National Institute of Aging, “Studies have found… that a diet rich in vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, is associated with a reduced rate of cognitive decline.” That’s…

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