Alzheimerâ€™s is the leading cause of memory loss and dementia in people over 65, and affects over 300,000 people a year. It is devastating for not only the person who is suffering from it â€“ for eventually they will not understand there is a problem, but takes control of everyone around them as they watch the progression from a viable person to a non-functioning one with a terminal illness.
As people get older the area in the brain called the hippocampus begins to shrink. This shrinkage leads to the development of dementia. A Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study found that those who exercise and push themselves away from the television and computer are not only in better physical shape, but their hippocampus also starts to grow â€“ reversing the aging loss and increasing the brain size and memory function to add years to their life.
Binaural beats, quite simply, are audio sounds that are played at a slightly different tone for each ear (binaural means â€œboth earsâ€). The two low frequencies synchronize in the brain to form a â€œbeat.â€ You can produce beats by playing two different pure tones through loudspeakers, but the best way to get the effect is through stereo headphones.. The result is a calming effect that comes over you as you sink deeper into relaxation.
Getting into college has become more and more competitive. In order to get a leg up you need to be prepared. There are college admission tests, the SAT, ACT and scholarship applications to complete. Any student willing to go that extra mile to learn how to get a better grade on the tests, and understand what is expected in the applications, will have an advantage over the rest of the pack trying to get into college.
Hello, I am Ron White, the National Memory Champion for 2009 and 2010. I have been helping students get better grades for over 20 years, and would like to share some basic tips to help you improve your grades, and your memory. You may think the ones who get the best grades in school are the smartest ones, but actually they may not be. The difference is the ones with the best grades have learned how to develop study skills that help them to retain what they learn and do well in college.
The right food (fuel) will help your memory, allow you to concentrate better, keep you on top of things, reduces stress, and even prevents deterioration of brain cells from dementia. The wrong foods will have the opposite effect â€“ like feeling that youâ€™re in a â€œfog,â€ memory lapses, and an overall feeling that youâ€™re just not right.
Taking any test is stressful, but the SAT is like the granddaddy of all stressors for a teenager. Parents just donâ€™t get it sometimes. They are putting pressure on their child to do well in school, get into a good college, and live up to their expectations. Kids want to be their own person, and believe it or not, they probably put more pressure on themselves than you can. They donâ€™t need you on their back telling them they arenâ€™t doing well â€“ they already know that. Those who are good students feel they could do better, and those who arenâ€™t know they arenâ€™t. You donâ€™t have to stay on their back to push them further. Donâ€™t underestimate your child!
Children learn languages much faster than adults, so learning another language â€“ such as Spanish; can be easier when they are young. As a matter of fact, with our shrinking world due to technology and networking learning another language can be very useful tool in the job market as well as socially. Since many countries speak Spanish, it is a good choice to begin.
Wikipedia defines â€œspeed readingâ€ as a collection of reading methods which attempt to increase rates of reading without greatly reducing comprehension or retention.â€ They go on, however, to say it is â€œcharacterized by an analysis of trade-offs between measures of speed and comprehension.â€ Is speed reading a trade-off? Does it reduce the â€œvalueâ€ of the subject matter into increments of time? It doesnâ€™t have to be.
MemoryLifter is a program that flashes images in front of you, and gives you multiple-choice answers, then scores your progress and time. It is an excellent aid in improving your memory as well as a learning aid for students and adults alike.