Natural solutions to improve your memory

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Natural solutions to improve your memory

Memory Rescue: Dr. Amen’s Online Course to Improve Recall 

We’ve all misplaced our keys or stressed out about not remembering a loved one’s special day. With everything happening in the world today, it can be easy to forget those smaller details throughout the day. But what if you’re starting to:

…forget the conversation you had just a few minutes ago? 

…struggle with simple tasks like how to drive or miss planned appointments?

…neglect your hygiene and daily chores and it’s negatively affecting your health? 

According to the CDC, nearly 1 in 9 adults experience subjective cognitive decline (SCD), which includes confusion or memory loss that reoccurs or gets worse over time. Forgetting a detail here and there is one thing. Memory loss is another. But there is hope for you to learn how to improve memory effectively and naturally.

To learn how to safeguard your cognitive, emotional, and physical health, renowned psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen and his wife Tana, a neurosurgical ICU nurse and bestselling author, developed Amen University’s Memory Rescue course. By incorporating these proven natural strategies into your daily habits, you’ll prioritize memory improvement while paving the way for a long, healthy, and unforgettable life ahead of you.

Understanding the Risk Factors for Memory Loss

In this online memory course, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen share practical steps to prevent memory loss or rescue your memory. The key lies in knowing your risk factors for memory problems and then using proven strategies to reduce those risks. 

Based on more than 30 years of clinical practice and his groundbreaking brain-imaging work—over 225,000 brain SPECT scans on tens of thousands of patients—Dr. Amen has identified 11 major risk factors for memory loss. He uses the mnemonic “BRIGHT MINDS” to help you remember them.

B is for Blood Flow

On SPECT scans, low blood flow in the brain is the most significant predictor of Alzheimer's disease. Adequate blood flow carries much-needed oxygen to your brain and other parts of your body. This process also removes harmful toxins that age your brain faster and keep your blood vessels healthy.

Fun fact: The blood vessels feeding your brain cells age faster than neurons. Keeping them healthy can help prevent further risk of cognitive decline, heart disease, and stroke.

Your everyday habits determine whether your brain gets the blood flow it needs to function optimally. In the Memory Rescue course, Dr. Amen and Tana help you find simple strategies to boost your blood flow.

R is for Retirement/Aging

The adage "use it or lose it" holds true for brain health. Dr. Amen and Tana explain the ways normal aging affects memory. Luckily, there are ways to slow or even reverse some of the drastic parts of the aging process. They provide one key element to keep your mental faculties from rapidly declining with age.

I is for Inflammation

The impact of your diet and gut health on inflammation cannot be overstated. Chronic inflammation harms your organs and destroys brain function. Though inflammation can be a natural and necessary reaction to infection and injury, it’s all about balance. Chronic inflammation can trigger other conditions that decrease your quality of life. 

“[Chronic] inflammation is responsible for different diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, joint issues…all kinds of illnesses,” says Tana in Lesson 5 of the Memory Rescue course. 

In this course, you’ll discover the two major memory-harming sources of chronic inflammation and simple lifestyle changes that greatly reduce inflammation.

G is for Genetics

We all have a unique genetic code that influences various physical and biological functions. Determining any predisposition is a great way to stay proactive and make informed choices for a healthier future.

Understanding your genetic risks through necessary tests can help you make actionable steps to minimize those risks. This can include taking natural nutraceuticals. If you have a family history of severe memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, or other types of dementia, you’re more at risk for memory problems. 

H is for Head Trauma

In this online course, Dr. Amen reveals that head trauma is a significant risk factor for memory loss and various health problems. The brain is made of soft tissue vulnerable to trauma from falls, motor vehicle and pedestrian-vehicle collisions, sports injuries, and domestic violence or combat injuries. This can result in bruising, bleeding, lack of oxygen, damaged brain cells, and more. 

Even minor head injuries can significantly increase the risk of dementia. This is why head injury prevention directly affects memory improvement for a better quality of life.

T is for Toxins

Exposure to environmental toxins has been linked to health issues ranging from allergies and cancer to autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases. Forgetfulness and brain fog are signs that your body’s detoxification system (the gut, liver, kidneys, and skin) may not be functioning optimally. 

In Lesson 8, you’ll learn the most effective interventions to support your detoxification system and help reduce your risk of brain damage and dementia from exposure to toxins like plastics, alcohol, pesticides, and more. Dr. Amen and Tana explain how to build awareness of these sources and minimize health risks as you adopt a brain-healthy lifestyle.

M is for Mental Health

Lesson 9 of Dr. Amen’s digital course dives into the mental health conditions that increase your risk of memory loss, cardiovascular issues, and overall well-being. As you age, some ailments mimic cognitive impairment. This can lead to a potential misdiagnosis of dementia. 

In this module, Dr. Amen reveals the common mental health disorders associated with memory problems.

I is for Immunity/Infections

Immune deficiency disorders, allergies, endocrine cancers, and infections can lead to severe memory problems and dementia if left untreated. 

If you’re struggling with immune and digestive system issues, the Memory Rescue course can help! Dr. Amen and Tana discuss the importance of nutrition and reveal a specific short-term diet to help you identify potential problem foods. 

N is for Neurohormone Deficiencies

Low hormone levels can affect your concentration, leading to brain fog and forgetfulness. Neurohormone deficiencies affect the delicate balance of chemical messengers in your body and negatively impact your emotions, behavior, energy, and cognitive function. In Lesson 11, Dr. Amen and Tana share the most critical hormones that lead to memory problems and specific lab tests to support memory improvement. 

D is for Diabesity

In Lesson 12, Dr. Amen and Tana Amen share how diabetes and obesity, known as diabesity, have become a highly significant risk factor for brain health problems. When you have diabetes, blood vessels get damaged and wreak havoc in the body and brain. 

In this section of the course, you'll hear about scientific studies as well as Dr. Amen and Tana Amen’s professional insights on the connection between conditions like hypertension, stroke, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer's disease. With the brain-healthy eating plan they provide, you can reduce the risk of diabesity-related memory issues.

S is for Sleep

In the last lesson of the Memory Rescue course, Dr. Amen and Tana explain why chronic sleep issues elevate your risk of stroke, anxiety, cancer, and dementia. And they explore natural solutions for common sleep issues. 

Sleep is an often undervalued piece of the puzzle to your overall health and well-being. It cannot be overstated how fundamental it is to preserve your cognitive function for better quality of life. Your sleep health is the foundation for your healthier daily habits. 

Memory Assessments and Action Tools

To help you put these strategies into action, this on-demand course also comes with a downloadable copy of Dr. Amen’s Memory Rescue Questionnaires & Workbook. This companion guide includes important assessments, such as:

  • Do You Have Any Early Warning Signs of Memory Problems? 
  • How is Your Brain Performing? 
  • What is Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Problems?
  • What are Your Health Stats?

This 68-page workbook also includes:

  • Personal risk checklists to help identify your risks 
  • Key medical/lab tests for each of the BRIGHT MINDS risk factors
  • Science-based strategies to address your risks
  • Nutraceuticals to support cognition
  • Foods and spices to eat and which ones to avoid

This interactive workbook helps you start a personalized BRIGHT MINDS program designed to help minimize your risks in just 12 weeks.

If you're trying to learn how to improve memory or help someone who is struggling, start the healing process now with Amen University’s on-demand course, Memory Rescue, taught by Dr. Daniel Amen and his wife Tana Amen, BSN, RN.