Unlock the power of neuroscience to optimize your memory so you can stay mentally sharp.
Do you feel like your memory isn’t as great as it used to be? Do you sometimes find yourself walking into a room and forgetting why? Do you misplace things more often than you used to? As we age, our memory naturally declines. But there are scientifically proven ways to enhance brain and memory function. This book, grounded in cutting-edge neuroscience, will help you get started.
The Neuroscience of Memory offers a seven-step memory improvement program based on the latest research. You’ll find powerful tools to optimize your brain and memory function, increase neural connections, and stay mentally sharp both now and in the long run. You’ll learn how to “feed your brain” with good nutrition, and how exercise can help you maintain mental acuity. And finally, you’ll discover how forming new memories is a key strategy for optimizing cognitive function, and how managing stress can help you not only think better in critical moments, but also help you keep the brain cells you have.
When you understand how your memory actually works, you are better equipped to optimize it. Whether you’re looking for ways to improve your memory while you are young, have noticed that your memory is declining as you age and want to improve it, or are looking for resources for dealing with Alzheimer’s (either for yourself or a loved one), this book will help you hold on to those treasured memories for as long as you possibly can.
Sherrie All, PhD, is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist who has specialized in treating people with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, TBI, MS, and other neurological disorders for over a decade. Dr. All is the founder and director of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness, a private neuropsychology practice specializing in cognitive rehabilitation and brain health. The evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation interventions she uses have helped hundreds of adults experiencing cognitive declines improve their thinking skills, expand their functional independence, and enhance their brain health. Dr. All has worked as a consultant to the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, helping to develop and evaluate a holistic brain fitness program, and her work with individuals on ways to lower their personal risk for dementia has earned the attention of media outlets including The New Yorker and Crain’s Chicago Business. Dr. All earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, is a member of the American Psychological Association and author of The Neuroscience of Memory: Seven Skills to Optimize Your Brain Power, Improve Memory and Stay Sharp at Any Age.
Financial: Sherrie All is the owner of Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness and receives a speaking honorarium from the Alzheimer's Association. She receives royalties as a published author. Sherrie All receives a speaking honorarium, recording and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-Financial: Sherrie All is a member of the American Psychological Association.
“Surveys often indicate that adults fear one thing more than anything else: memory loss. This straightforward workbook is filled with exercises and activities designed to fire up the neuro-workings of the brain and mitigate factors that contribute to forgetfulness. Pages are filled with worksheets that encourage readers to conduct self-inventories, jot down their thoughts, respond to surveys, draw pictures, and analyze their memory-related concerns as they sharpen various brain-building skills.... Readers are also reminded that these exercises need to be repeated at regular intervals and that templates for all the worksheets are readily available for download (a feature that should extend the lives of library copies).... This practical self-help book offers encouragement, advice, and concrete steps that should reassure and empower concerned individuals.” —Booklist
“I enjoyed reading The Neuroscience of Memory because of the unique approach Sherrie All brings to the subject. She presents the elements of emotional intelligence with clarity and sound methodology that resonates with the work we do at the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential. These down-to-earth, science-based tools provide so much more than the title implies—they are foundational to robust mental health and success in all aspects of life, from relationship to career.” —Robert J. Wright, EdD, award-winning, best-selling coauthor of The Heart of the Fight and Transformed!
“Sooner or later, we all start worrying about our memories as we get older. In this book, Sherrie All provides an invaluable resource to help us assess our memories and maximize our potential. While she highlights relevant scientific findings, she also strikes a friendly and reassuring tone. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to make the best use of their brain in middle age or above!” —Jan Willer, PhD, author of The Beginning Psychotherapist’s Companion and Could It Be Adult ADHD?
“As a professional who is passionate about delivering integrative content in life-changing, practical skills, I’m excited about Sherrie All’s workbook, The Neuroscience of Memory. Much more than sound, evidence-based professional advice, All’s warm, compassionate voice accompanies you like a caring and wise friend as you come to understand your brain and improve your memory through accessible exercises. Her helpful tools are delivered with straight talk, sensitivity, and encouragement.” —Judith Wright, EdD, cofounder and president of the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential; and award-winning, best-selling coauthor of The Heart of the Fight and Transformed!
“In this incredibly helpful book, Sherrie All makes neuroscience simple by explaining brain health in a way that is clear and understandable. With humor, compassion, and tremendous expertise, she’ll help you move from feeling afraid and helpless about your memory and cognitive functioning to hopeful and empowered. Her tools and tips are user-friendly and effective. We are living through a global stress epidemic and could all benefit from this book.” —Joyce Marter, LCPC, licensed psychotherapist, founder of Urban Balance, national public speaker, and author of The Financial Mindset Fix
“Sherrie All has drawn upon her extensive knowledge of neuroscience and decades of clinical experience to create a uniquely holistic and practical workbook that explains why cognition fails, how to strengthen cognition while managing the emotional reaction to cognitive decline, and, perhaps most important, how to prevent future cognitive failure. For many people, this book will be an essential guide to preserving cognitive ability across the lifespan.” —Anthony Y. Stringer, PhD, ABPP/CN, professor and director of rehabilitation neuropsychology at Emory University
“Sherrie All makes neuroscience accessible and entertaining, and her workbook is packed with strategies for improving brain function. This is an incredible resource for anyone who wants to take charge of their memory and brain health.” —Sara Dittoe Barrett, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist, owner and director of Cognitive Behavioral Associates of Chicago, and author of The 4-Week Insomnia Workbook
“Based on her long clinical experience and with a deep foundation in neuroscience, Sherrie All has ably developed an achievable, practical program empowering every aging individual determined to maintain and strengthen their most valuable possession—the brain. If you want to buttress your ability to make and keep cherished memories, this book is for you.” —Paul E. Bendheim, MD, clinical professor of neurology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, founder and chief medical officer at BrainSavers®, and author of The Brain Training Revolution
“You can improve how your brain works, and you can do things now to keep it working well in the future. That is the powerful message in this new book by Sherrie All. The user-friendly program described in this book gives you the power to make the right neuroscience-informed lifestyle adjustments to think better, feel better, and live better. Start now. Be here later. Enjoy and remember the journey more.” —Steven M. Silverstein, professor of psychiatry, neuroscience, and ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Medical Center; and director of the Center for Retina and Brain
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