Memory

Try These Munchies For Mental Magnificence

Lynn Posluns | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lynn Posluns

Just like your playlist wouldn't be the same without your favourite song, tomatoes and broccoli should be staples in your meal any time of the year. Broccoli is a great source of Vitamin K, contributing to healthy and strong cognition, while tomatoes' antioxidant properties can prevent neurological damage often associated with dementia and Alzheimer's.

Back to School: How to Calm Students' Stress and Anxiety

University of Toronto News | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

The heavy academic pressures so common today raise back-to-school stress like never before -- and it's not just high school seniors or university students who are feeling it right now. Parents can do a lot to help ease their children's anxieties around school. The key is to really listen, and let your child open up about their fears.

What I Learned This Week -- What To Do When You Don't Remember Their Name

Andy Nulman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

'm sure that at one point in your life -- or many, like me -- you've shared my pain by being put in situations similar to this one, where the happy innocent becomes the uneasy victim. And what I learned this week is the Express Pass/Golden Ticket out of them.

The Mother's Day Gift of Good Brain Health

Lynn Posluns | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Living
Lynn Posluns

With Mother's Day coming up, now seems like a fitting time to point out the incredible need for research into women's brain health. Why? Because every Mother's Day we celebrate and honour the women in our lives. But research still focuses on male brains.

The Best Way To Remember Things

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Living

A new study by researchers at the University of Iowa found people don't remember what they hear as well as things they see and touch. Findings were pu...

From Brain Power to Belly Fat: Six Lesser-Known Benefits of Green Tea

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

Green tea can combat the lazy days of summer -- and the consequential love handles -- according to a study. If you haven't jumped on the green tea bandwagon, here are a few great reasons why you should start drinking it daily.

Probiotics May Help Solve Your Memory Problems

Jason Tetro | Posted 09.20.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg We've all been there. A question arises and you know the answer and yet, even though it might be on the tip of your tongue, you just can't seem to grasp it. Unveiling how memories are formed, retained and recollected has been one of research's greatest challenges. Germs however, may have already solved the riddle.

Making Sure Holocaust Survivors' Stories Get Told

Bernie Farber | Posted 07.27.2013 | Canada Impact
Bernie Farber

As a son of a Holocaust survivor, I have always felt an awkward responsibility to be the bearer of my father's memory. Awkward because I understood how difficult it was to put his tragedy into words. In a short unthinkable time the survivors among us will be gone.

Wrestling With The Komagata Maru

Naveen Girn | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Naveen Girn

The Komagata Maru was introduced to me sandwiched between narratives of the Chinese Head Tax and Japanese Internment. It had no scope to breathe. No room for discussion and further explanation. And it was the only time I remember seeing people that looked like me in my school textbooks. But the Komagata Maru is more elusive. It took me years to unlearn the biases I had built up around the story, hear the voices of the pioneers and understand the history on its own terms.

Alzheimer's Affects Your Past, Present and Future

Joan Sutton | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

2012-09-11-Alzheimersbanner2.png Memory is not just our past -- it is also our present. Memory tells us how to send an email, how to get from here to there, to put on our underpants before our outerwear, how to use a knife and fork, even how to swallow. Memory is the ON button for every function we take for granted. That is the mystery that surrounds every Alzheimer's patient. How much are they aware of what they are losing?

As Yom Kippur Nears, So Do My Memories of Treblinka

Bernie Farber | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada
Bernie Farber

It's the time our New Year rolls around followed by the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. For me, my thoughts are laced with tears, confusion and questions about humankind. It is the time I think of my father's family -- all but him murdered in the gas chambers of the Treblinka Death Camp. It is a time I recall my journey to that place.

Alzheimer's Takes a Husband, and Hands You a Stranger

Joan Sutton | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

2012-09-11-Alzheimersbanner2.png Alzheimer's has stolen two bits of my husband's self -- his ability to manage his finances and his joy in cooking -- and with that, a large part of his dignity. And the thief has robbed me too -- of companionship, laughter, what our friends used to call our ballet in the kitchen.

Amnesiac Remembers Paris Hilton's Face

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Gaps in short-term memory in people with amnesia are most noticeable when a person tries to recall new information that is unfamiliar, while...