memory lossMemories are critical to the essence of who we are as human beings. They reveal connections and experiences, both of which shape us and mark us as individuals.

By the age of sixty, over half of us begin to have  memory loss. It is normal to forget some things, but not too much or too often. Forgetting where you put things, names, and appointments can be embarrassing and cause dysfunction in daily life.

What can you do about memory loss?

We are living longer, and seek to get more out of the later years in life. Normal aging does not result in loss of brain neurons. Scientists have found that thousands of new neurons are generated in the cerebral cortex everyday.  Those neurons are the functioning core of the brain.  A neuron has dendrites that carry an electrical impulse that stimulates or inhibits neighboring dendrites, creating neuronal activity.  When the brain is in a dsy-regulated state the neurons are not firing in a balanced state. Neurofeedback creates regulation in the brain and facilitates the neurons to wire and fire in a balanced manner.

As we age it takes us longer to encode, store and retrieve information, memory loss is a function of all of that.  We need neuronal activity for executive functioning and cognitive processing.  The Cognitive Enrichment Program combines neurofeedback, biofeedback, and cognitive behavioral therapy to facilitate better neuronal communication and more balanced activity in the brain.

Just because we are aging doesn’t mean we must suffer due to memory loss. Take the first step to a healthy life and schedule a free consultation to determine the appropriate memory loss treatment program.

Watch this video presentation of Leigh speaking at a senior center about the brain:
Part 1

Part 2