Memory For Life Information

What is Memory For Life?

Why join?

What is the supporting research?




 

Memory For Life

 

 

 

Memory For Life

 

Memory For Life
“Use It Or Lose It!”

What is the supporting research?

Research has shown that normal aging results in:

  • Tissue loss in the brain that is associated with memory impairment. 
    (Longitudinal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Studies of Older Adults: A Shrinking Brain. Susan M. Resnick, The Journal of Neuroscience, April 15, 2003. 23 (8)3295-3301)

  • Decline in cognitive speed and memory performance
    (What cognitive changes can be expected with normal ageing?  Helen Christensen)

Why does Memory For Life work???

  • intervention can be used to slow/reduce cognitive decline.
    (Physical and Mental Training: Implication for Cognitive Functioning in Old Age.  Arthur Kramer, Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2000, 8, 363-365)

  • slower rates of brain atrophy in individuals who remain medically and cognitively healthy.
    (Longitudinal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Studies of Older Adults: A Shrinking Brain. Susan M. Resnick, The Journal of Neuroscience, April 15, 2003. 23 (8)3295-3301.)
  • A lifestyle involving physical and intellectual activity appears to protect against neurodegerneative disorders and the cognitive decline seen in the aged.
    (Mulitfactorial training: encoding skills, attention, and relaxation: improved memory performance.  Multifactorial Memory Training in Normal Aging: Anna Stigsdotter Neely)

  • Level of social participation is positively associated with memory performance. 
    (Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Memory Training.  Theory-Drive Guidelines for Cognitive Rehabilitation Strategies in Older Adults,.Robert Hill and Lars Backman)