The brain like any other muscle in your body needs a good workout to stay healthy and strong. We need to exercise our brains daily in order to be focused and alert. There are many ways to do this such as brain games, cross-word puzzles, exercising, dieting etc. The kind of exercise your brain doesn’t get doing these games and activities is targeted training. Neurofeedback provides concise and targeted training for the brain. We are able to see where and how the neurons are firing in order to stimulate memory and optimal cognition.
The term neuroplasticity also known as brain plasticity is an umbrella term to refer to synaptic and non-synaptic plasticity. This is the changes in neural pathways and synapse due to changes in behavior, environment, neural processes, thinking, and emotions—as well as changes resulting from bodily injuries. Using EEQ we are able to see exactly where the discrepancies are so we can stimulate change using sound feedback in order to enhance memory.
There are many reasons memory can be disrupted but through neurofeedback we can address the cause rather than just the symptoms.
Some common causes of memory loss or cognitive decline are:
- vitamin B-12 deficiency
- sleep deprivation
- use of alcohol or drugs and some prescription medications
- anesthesia from recent surgery
- cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, or bone marrow transplant
- head injury or concussion
- lack of oxygen to the brain
- certain types of seizures
- brain tumor or infection
- brain surgery or heart bypass surgery
- mental disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and dissociative disorder
- emotional trauma
- thyroid dysfunction
- electroconvulsive therapy
- transient ischemic attack (TIA)
- neurodegenerative illnesses such as Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or Parkinson’s disease
- Pre-Dementia/Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease
- Migraines / headaches
At the Brain and Wellness Center we look for the root cause of memory loss or cognitive decline regardless of the client’s age.