A Tip to Help Your Late-Life Memory

Could it be true? Mild to moderate alcohol consumption in later life improves our memories?

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Champagne, Chardonnay or Burgundy?

First let’s understand what the hippocampus is and does from Biology.com

The hippocampus is the part of the brain that is involved in memory forming, organizing, and storing. It is a limbic system structure that is particularly important in forming new memories and connecting emotions and senses, such as smell and sound, to memories. The hippocampus is a horseshoe shaped paired structure, with one hippocampus located in the left brain hemisphere and the other in the right hemisphere. The hippocampus acts as a memory indexer by sending memories out to the appropriate part of the cerebral hemisphere for long-term storage and retrieving them when necessary. [Read more…]

It’s All About Context

contemplatingThinking and rethinking about the emotionally charged reminders of hurtful situations can lead to anxiety and depression over time. When you think about your worst memory, what do you recall? Do you begin to feel the hurt all over again? Trying to push those feelings down and move on can help you temporarily, but long term, they can build up, continuing to cause us increased emotional pain as we go through more hurtful situations in life.

There’s a much better way to handle those emotionally charged memories that will keep those feelings in check and lead to a healthier way of processing them. [Read more…]

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