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Sleep and memory go hand in hand

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 September 2016, Memory and concentration, Stress and sleep
sleep and memory

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

It’s no doubt that sleep and memory go hand in hand. Until recently, we didn’t know exactly how the two were rated. How exactly does sleep help memory, and does it benefit one type of memory over another?

This article briefly explains the intimate relationship between sleep and memory formation.

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Five ways to prevent memory loss

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 September 2016, Memory and concentration
memory loss

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Everyday we’re bombarded with a vast amount of new information–whether it’s in the news, social media, the radio, at work, etc. It is amazing how easily we can process and retain most of it!

Not surprisingly, our brain decides what information to keep (i.e. what it finds relevant) and what not to bother with, but unfortunately, sometimes our brain can’t be bother to keep any information at all!

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Brain oxygenation…are you getting enough?

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 August 2016, Circulation
brain oxygenation

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Respiration physiology is rather complex (it can be at the level of the lungs or at the level of the cell), and if you’re suffering from insomnia you may have just found your cure!

Joke aside, respiration is a fascinating process with remarkable implications. We know that we need oxygen to live, and that every cell in the body requires oxygen (O2) and gets rid of carbon dioxide (CO2), but no other organ gets so much priority over oxygen like the brain does—not even the heart!

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Menopause is playing tricks on your memory?

by Sonia Chartier, on 22 August 2016, Memory and concentration, Menopause, Women's Health

You can’t find your car keys, you forget your neighbour’s name, and by the time you open your mouth to speak, you’ve forgotten what you were going to say…

The blanks you’re drawing increasingly in your day-to-day life, which are accompanied by other premenopausal symptoms, may be irritating and embarrassing, but they’re completely normal.

Don’t let these memory lapses bring you down!

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How to prevent dementia?

by Sonia Chartier, on 5 July 2016, Memory and concentration

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

A large number of people over the age of 65 experience some form of memory loss. When the memory loss is not due to any underlying medical condition, the term age-related memory loss or impairment is applied.

This is a normal process. On the other hand, brain diseases like Alzheimer’s disease are very severe and often begin with serious memory loss. This article briefly explores the basics of what you need to know about dementia…

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