Improve Your Memory and Focus With Neurofeedback Training

Memory problems that interfere with normal daily life and activities are not considered part of the normal aging process. If you or a loved one is experiencing memory loss that extends past occasionally forgetting where you have set something or has become a hindrance to day-to-day life, you may be experiencing cognitive decline.

Symptoms of memory loss and cognitive decline include:

  • Forgetting recent events
  • Repeating the same stories or the same questions
  • Forgetting the names of family members or friends
  • Trouble with finding the correct words or understanding spoken and written language
  • Losing focus or being easily distracted
  • Daily tasks become difficult, such as paying bills, shopping, cooking, or driving

New research findings* have provided compelling evidence for the remarkable effectiveness of neurofeedback training in enhancing memory function.

A groundbreaking study conducted by researchers at The Department of Psychology, National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan has unveiled compelling evidence that Neurofeedback Training has the remarkable ability to significantly enhance orienting memory scores. This means that individuals are able to remember intricate details about their environment and spatial orientation within a specific timeframe with remarkable accuracy.

Furthermore, the study revealed a notable enhancement in memory scores related to conflicting information among participants in both the older and younger neurofeedback training groups. This finding suggests that individuals of different age groups exhibited a more consistent recollection of past events, regardless of their age.

Additionally, the study showcased the remarkable efficacy of neurofeedback training in enhancing attention and working memory performance, as well as boosting theta activity in the resting state for normal aging adults. Moreover, younger participants experienced significant benefits from this innovative protocol, particularly in terms of enhancing their executive function.

How does Neurofeedback improve memory?

Neurofeedback is a result of advancements in technology that allow us to monitor brainwaves in real-time.  With memory loss, Theta brainwaves are often out of balance with other brainwaves.  To improve brain function and increase memory, Neurofeedback trains the brain to regulate the Theta waves and place them back in balance with the rest of the brain.  This rebalancing creates new neuropathways in the brain, resulting in clearer thinking, and improved memory.

Our patient, Nancy shares her experience

What can I expect during a training session?

Neurofeedback training is a relaxing experience. Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes, during which you will get to relax and watch a movie or video or listen to audio. While training, we will lightly place one or more sensors on your scalp using a conductive paste to measure your brainwave output in real-time. If the energy in the Theta brainwaves goes too high, the movie will dim, and the sound will go down. This “feedback” will cause your brain to respond by becoming more focused.

Each time this happens, your brain is learning. Over time, it develops new, more efficient neural pathways, that allow you to better remember things. Just like physical exercise can improve muscle tone, neurofeedback can improve your mental acuity, focus, and memory.

One of the best parts of this approach to improving your memory is that these new neural pathways remain present long after your last visit to our office. In order to keep your brain sharp, all you have to do is keep using them – naturally!

Are you ready to improve your brain function and memory?

Dr. Johnson is pleased to offer a free initial evaluation to anyone interested in this all-natural approach to improved brain health.

Schedule your free evaluation or call (586) 488-4818 to speak with one of our friendly staff today.

Study Reference: *Clin Neurophysiol. Wang JR, Hsieh S. Neurofeedback training improves attention and working memory performance. Clin Neurophysiol. 2013 Dec;124(12):2406-20. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2013.05.020. Epub 2013 Jul 1. PMID: 23827814.