Help for Memory Decline
Develop and Strengthen Skills for Memory Retention
Experiencing memory decline can be difficult and traumatic. If you are noticing an abnormal level of forgetfulness and an inability to recall things from the past, LearningRx may be able to help. Though we can’t diagnose or cure memory decline, we offer one-on-one brain training and cognitive development programs that can help improve your performance and enhance your quality of life. Check out how this physician was able to maintain mental sharpness through the power of one-on-one brain training!
LearningRx has worked with nearly 300 older adults, many of whom reported age-related memory decline. The median age of these clients is 61.3. The following charts show the improvements in cognitive skills for clients over the age of 50. The changes in standard scores on the Woodcock-Johnson III – Tests of Cognitive Abilities were statistically significant for all skills. Overall, the largest gains were seen in IQ score, auditory processing, and long-term memory, followed by logic & reasoning, working memory, and visual processing.
Here’s what these improvements look like on a graph:
*These are the results of past clients. You may or may not achieve similar results.
LearningRx Clinical Trial for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
The Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research recently completed a series of case studies of five individuals with previously diagnosed Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), which is the first stage of Alzheimer’s disease. The study examined the outcomes from a combination of optimized diet, exercise, nutritional supplements, and cognitive training across domains on standardized measures used to monitor treatment effectiveness for Mild Cognitive Impairment as well as with functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). These study results were presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in August
2018 and published in the peer-reviewed journal Integrative and Complementary Medicine. Read the study.
Take the First Step Toward a Better Tomorrow
If you or someone you love is struggling in work or school, cognitive skills training for memory decline may be able to ease your difficulties. The first step is to take our free brain quiz to help identify weaknesses and pinpoint areas that could use improvement. Afterward, you can schedule your LearningRx Brain Skills Assessment with our trainers. Reasonably priced and taking only about an hour to complete, this Assessment will give us (and you) further insight into your struggles. From there, we will be able to customize a brain training plan that will target these areas. Ready to get started? Reach out to our team today!
Memory Decline FAQ's
What Causes Memory loss or Decline?
There are many factors that can contribute to memory loss or decline.
Aging is certainly a major factor in memory decline. In fact, almost 40 percent of individuals that are over 65 face some sort of memory decline, according to Alzheimer Society of Canada.
Other common causes of memory loss and decline include…
- Certain medications
- Alcohol or drugs
- Brain injury or disease
- Lack of vitamin B-12
- Sleep deprivation
- Mild cognitive impairment
Why Does Memory Decline with Age?
Memory lapses are very common – especially in people age 65 or older.
That’s because the body begins to experience physiological transitions with age, which often results in a decline in cognitive ability.
A portion of your brain that’s responsible for retrieving information and memories starts to deteriorate as you grow older.
When you’re older, you’re more likely to experience less blood flow to the brain, which can negatively impact your memory.
Also, the chemicals that are in charge of mending impaired brain cells start to decrease with age.
How Can I Improve My Memory?
There are a number of things you can do to help improve your memory.
- Exercising routinely.
- Enjoy time with friends; having healthy relationships can contribute to brain health.
- Minimize stress in your life .
- Eat healthy when you can; limit added sugar, saturated fat, and calories.
- Commit to a healthy sleep schedule.
- And, potentially most importantly, train your brain!
Many people don’t realize that memory is a cognitive skill that can be strengthened and changed - the same way you strengthen and change body muscle at a gym. Talk to a brain skills expert today about how one-on-one brain training has helped significantly increase memory skills for individuals of all ages.
Can Stress Cause Memory Loss?
- Stress can, in fact, lead to forgetfulness. Stress is an inevitable part of everyone’s life, but there are steps you can take to help mitigate stress. Here are some things you can do to help limit the amount of stress in your life: Get enough sleep
- Take up a hobby.
- Make exercise a part of your daily routine.
- Don’t rely on drugs or alcohol.
- Avoid making yourself too busy.
- Commit to a healthy diet.
- Accept what’s out of your control.
Can Seizures Cause Memory Loss?
Seizures can lead to memory loss. If you have issues with seizures regularly, this can lead to more frequent memory problems, too.
Can a Concussion Cause Memory Loss?
Concussions and injuries to the head can lead to some form of memory loss. In fact, one concussion can cause long-term brain damage.
Some victims of concussions don’t experience memory loss and recover from their injury. The more severe the head injury is, the more likely you are to experience memory problems.
Can Brain Training Help Improve My Memory?
Training your brain properly can significantly increase your memory.
Many speculate about the benefits of different types of brain training games and options in the marketplace.
The key to successful, results-oriented brain training lies in neuroplasticity, which involves your brain’s ability to form new neural connections (and strengthen itself).
While research shows that brain training games and online apps don’t produce significant results, our brain training programs have produced significant results related to better memory skills, because our programs are intense and structured to help the brain build those important connections.
Watch how this 73-year-old physician fought memory loss with brain training.
Click here to talk to a LearningRx representative today about improving your memory and general cognitive ability.
LearningRx offers cognitive skills training for adults concerned about memory decline. Contact us today at (719) 264-8808.