5 Ways To Keep The Memory Of Your Loved One Alive

The death of a loved one is always painful. While it is important to acknowledge that your loved one is no longer around and you must move on, keeping their memory alive is one of the best ways to honor their legacy. In this article, we will take a look at five ways to keep the memory of your loved one alive....more

Protecting Your Brain's Health

How you think and feel is directly affected by what you eat, the supplements you take and the type of lifestyle you choose to live. This may seem like a strange concept, but eating the right foods and taking the proper supplements has been proven to boost your IQ, improve your memory, help you focus, improve mood and emotional stability, sharpen your mental acuity and keep your mind young. ...more

Choosing what to forget

Up until this point, my husband and I have been the keeper of our son's memories. I've written letters to him since I learned I was pregnant, I'm one of those scrapbooking Moms who has shelves full of family albums documenting our family adventures, and my wonderful husband is the photographer of the family, capturing all the big (and little) moments of our lives....more

Could your weight be affecting your memory?

I know a lot of things that affect my memory: My ability to concentrate on one thing at a time, the way I initially experience the memory, the amount of sleep I've had, and whether or not I've just entered a room. But I had no idea that my weight could affect it....more

These are the things mothers learn to forgive and forget

As published on Sammiches and Psych Meds“I’ll never forget this,” I vowed to my husband as we drove to the hospital three years ago. “It hurts so bad.”...more

5 Ways to Help You Remember

Almost everyone who has ADHD has trouble remembering things.Part of the reason is that we have poor working memory and another part is because we tend to constantly be thinking ahead a few minutes or more in an effort to prepare ourselves for whatever is next. Living in the future like this means you aren't paying enough attention to the present, which means you can't remember where you put your keys.Over the years I've picked up a few tips on how to help remember what you need to; I'm sharing them here....more

Brain full of monkeys

I recently helped my friend Ann organize our high school reunion. I was content to assist with the planning and shopping, and I genuinely enjoyed seeing everyone, but I found being one of the greeters a bit stressful. Because I'm notoriously terrible at remembering names. It's not that my memory is bad, exactly, it's just that it's disorganized. Picture a room full of filing cabinets and all the drawers are full of folders and all the folders are full of information. Got that image in your head? Okay. Now, add some monkeys....more

You gotta stick with your lie

My son is not a good bluffer. Every time we play UNO, he lets out shouts of  "yes!" and "you guys are going down!" in reaction to the cards that he is dealt. And when I do catch him in a lie, he has at least a dozen little fidgety facial ticks and moves that gives him away....more

Try this super cool memory trick!

I just ran across this very cool piece in Psychology Today.It's similar to another post I've written about "chunking."As the author says, most people can recall maybe 7 or 8 items on a list but not necessarily in order. If I tell you 10 things to buy at the grocery store, you might remember 7 but not where they were on the list. (If I tell my HUSBAND 10 things to buy at the grocery store, he'll come back with one and the rest will be meat.)...more

New study names 3 things that can reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment

A new study from the Mayo Clinic has found that 3 particular activities appear to reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as we age. 1. Artistic activitiesThe researchers studied 256 people (average age 87) that had no memory or thinking problems at the start of the study. They were followed for 4 years.During the 4 years, 121 of the people developed MCI.The adults who participated in arts and/or crafts (e.g., painting) during both middle and old age were at a 73% lower risk of developing MCI (compared to those who didn't)....more