Please explore the dramatic advances made in Neurology - the science of nerve cell and brain functions.

At the heart of this science is our brain's ability to form short-term memories, learn new things, and how we can nurture our brain to process the miracle of mental health 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At the forefront of memory study, many researchers and scientists are developing methods that allow precise recording of an individual's memory fitness, and effective ways individuals can grow their memory power!

We now know that the brain comes equipped with enough neurons (brain cells) to last two lifetimes - so getting older is not a valid excuse for getting weaker (mentally).

The Internet Broadcasting Association, working with The Neurological Disease Foundation, Bowles-Langley Technologies, and Medafile.com have mounted the first Memory Appraisal Project (MAP). The health and medical industry Internet Broadcasting Network - www.iBHealth.net owns and operates the Memory Fitness Testing Center - and will provide memory Fitness Testing to over 10,000 participants in the MAP program - ultimately developing the Dr. J. wesson Ashford, PhD., M.D., clinical memory appraisal, disease onset screening, and comparative memory testing results to population modeled brain imaging (producing brain images from test results - reducing the need for expensive diagnostic brain scans).

An individual's ability to form recent memory as they experience moment-to-moment activity - has become a critical evaluation point of that individual's mental health - at least for some critical function levels.

For instance, people drive their cars into cities, park them, go into meetings, shopping, or exclusion - only to forget where they parked their cars. Or they forget where they left their keys, the names of the people they met or which streets they may have walked down.

These are examples of an individual's short-term memory failing - or certainly their memory fitness performance declining from what that person should expect them to be.

It is a serious matter - not necessarily related to disorder or disease - but potentially just that.

Memory Fitness is one of those things that usually has no "normal". The brain will not tell you if it forgets something - how could it? Memory Disorders often go unnoticed or are explained away as "Alzheimer's Moments", "getting old", or even just contribute to friends and family thinking someone is "forgetful".

This tragic oversight of personal memory fitness decline has been at the root of immeasurable loss and grief from the population - as most Alzheimer's disease early stage onset goes unnoticed, brain tumors and memory malfunction disorders go undiagnosed - precisely when treatments could be effective.

The Memory Fitness Testing Center invites you to take free memory fitness tests - keep a record of your scores and results to share with your doctors and care givers - so you can monitor your baseline memory fitness health for any decline in your brain's ability to form recent memories.

Declines in an individual's ability to form recent memories happen all the time and for a number of reasons. Fatigue, stress, allergic reactions, post surgical recovery, or trauma all can cause serious memory performance reductions.

So, study the center's information about your memory fitness, use the Test Instructions tutorial to lean how to design and experience a testing session, learn how to review the scores and results from the tests you take, and ultimately learns how you and your doctor can use your memory fitness "baseline" information as a tool to monitor your mental health.

You Memory Fitness Testing experiences can start at the center’s Memory Testing Center’s - HOME - web page. www.ibaglobal.com/BLT

The Memory Fitness Testing Center HOME presentation - gives the visitor a brief overview of how Memory Fitness testing provides neurological vital sign documentation – that proves valuable in early disease-disorder detection, and early disease-disorder treatment strategy development.

From the Imaging and Treatment Response Tracking Sciences

Scientists and researchers like,

Dr. Paul Thompson, PhD, of the UCLA Neuroscience imaging team produce exquisite images of living brains. These images are used over prolonged periods of time, capturing healthy brain fucntions and validating "population models" - meaning doctors and researchers have better understandings of "perfect health" looks like in the brain.

In neurological disease treatment development, the ability to monitor a disorder's or disease at early onset - allows doctors to swiftly implement treatment. Today's brain imaging technology gives the doctors immediate documentation of how effective treatments are, and ultimately will record how effective treatment arrests, reverses or prevents the disease process from overtaking an indiviudal's neurological health.

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iBTV - Dr. Thompson Video

Dr. Thompson’s work provides absolute documentation of how a normal healthy brain functions, and minute details of how disorders or disease processes affect brain functions. As the short-term memory and new event learning centers of the brain, provide the cognitive features that make up our personal identify and drive our quality/status of live qualities – Dr. Thompson’s work gives us photo-realistic details of healthy brain characteristics.

Clinical Psychiatric and Short-term Memory and New Event Learning Research

Dr. J. Wesson Ashford, M.D., PhD,
of www.Medafile.com,

Uses a battery of memory fitness tests he has developed to detect neurological disease onset – years before traditional diagnosis would alert doctors to launch treatment.

Dr. Ashford has worked for three decades in development of Alzheimer’s Disease Onset Detection (clinical memory fitness testing), and is recognized as a leading proponent of population based memory fitness testing – allowing individual’s to monitor their personal memory fitness as a vital sign.

Visit Dr. Ashford's Memory Testing Resource Center - Medafil.com

iBTV - Dr. Ashford reveals how he first identified memory fitness testing in clinical Alzheimer's disease treatment.

Memory Disorder Detection – Brain imaging and memory fitness testing can both be valuable tools in early disease-disorder diagnosis, but brain imaging is far more expensive and often “overkill” as a diagnosis tool.

There are FDA approved treatments for most neurological disease and memory related disorders. The entire neurological disease treatment industry now understands that most neurological disorders are in an individuals “wiring” and will go undetected without a doctor’s proper testing and diagnosis.

In the case of degenerative neurological diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease, it is the brain’s short-term memory and new event learning centers that first manifest Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) – the Alzheimer’s disease process early signature of memory fitness deterioration. With regards to Alzheimer’s diagnosis, most MCI stage cases go undetected. This is tragic, because FDA approved treatments slow the disease process in the MCI stages, prolonging the patient’s cognitive (memory fitness) health; if the treatment is administered as early in the condition can be detected!

Dr. Ashford’s clinical versions of memory fitness testing can detect the early onset of the Alzheimer’s disease process with relatively high probability – five to eight years before MCI symptoms might appear to families, friends or associates of an individual developing the onset.

Memory Fitness Testing And Alzheimer’s Prevention

Alzheimer’s is preventable - meaning individual’s can adopt anti-disease lifestyle habits – and greatly reduce their chances of ever developing the disease.

One of the specific lifestyle habits that aid in preventing the Alzheimer’s disease process from developing is active learning - aggressive mental exercise – that literally makes the brain healthier, stronger, and better disease-resistant.

The Memory Fitness Testing Center offers free memory fitness tests, which a Guest or member can throttle the difficulty of each test - using the service as a memory fitness gymnasium.

Memory Fitness As A Vital Sign –

Using a version of Dr. Ashford’s clinical short term memory and new event learning memory fitness tests, the Memory Fitness Testing Center offers visitors to the center’s web page free memory fitness testing. The service makes it possible for visitors to design a memory fitness test – that will provide a “snapshot” of their brain’s ability to identify when an image repeats itself within a testing session.

Taking one test, has little value or meaning in relationship to an individual trying to monitor for memory disorder. How could it? Memory disorders can’t be detected without having a baseline or historic record of what the “normal” memory fitness of a brain would be.

The Snapshot scoring and results of a well conducted test session, is however very accurate at rating the test taker’s memory fitness at the time the test was taken.

The taker accurately detected 25 out of 26 exposures as repeating or appearing for the first time in the test.

A 96.15% score is not bad in any league. And the taker completed the test in 48.75 seconds, with an average response time of .92 seconds per event.

Notice the detailed information below the scoring – we will talk about that in a moment, but for now it is safe to say that the taker of this test (assuming the test was taken properly) has strong cognitive reasoning and good memory fitness – but this is just casual observation.

Again, this is just a snapshot and can not be used as a diagnosis or relative standard of the individual who took the test’s neurological health.

The Snapshot Is Really A Picture Window giving you a glimpse into about 250,000 pieces of information gathered during the test.

Most individuals don’t concern themselves with this level of data – which appears directly under the immediate test result scoring.

It is important information to have, as it represents certain characteristics of your brain’s recall and new event learning capacities – but, first time test takers needn't’t worry about details at this level.
It is always interesting to see the results of a test after taking it - and reviewing them is also a new learning experiences.

Mental health wise, memory fitness testing is a Win-Win!

Frequent Testing and Recording of Results of the same individual taking the same configuration of memory fitness test - can be used to build a graphic and detailed archive of that individual’s testing history.

The Memory Fitness Testing Center test service does this on an individual account basis – forming a historic record from an individual’s testing session results.

This is a screen save from the Memory Fitness Testing Center’s free GUEST testing account – so the results vary because hundreds of people take tests – and the bar graph does not represent an individual’s baseline information.

Individuals are welcome to record (or print out) individual tests they take from the free guest account – and compile their own graph to establish a baseline.

Personal Memory Fitness Testing Accounts are available for $10 a year. Those establishing personal accounts would grow a history and archive of unlimited numbers of tests they take. Open your personal testing account through any “Sign-In” button, or the “New User” link of the LOGIN page.

The Personal Memory Fitness Baseline History holds the real value in frequent memory fitness testing, and monitoring for any reduction in your brain’s ability to form recent memory. When such a record is viewed, one can identify an average or consistent performance level of memory fitness on standardized tests.

It takes time to establish a historical baseline of memory fitness, and only healthy brain’s need apply. Individuals are encouraged to learn how to take the test through the FREE Guest account – so, the “learning curve” of how to design and take the tests are well ingrained before personal accounts start accumulating.

The Theory of Personal Memory Fitness Test Result Analysis comes into focus when you study the right hand end a personal baseline graphic.

Notice the last five test reports are all over 90% in scoring. Let’s assume each test was taken 90 days apart, and similar configurations (options) were set on each test taken.

The last five test results represent a “normal” operating range for this individual’s memory fitness.

Notice there is a test with a 50% score, and this can represent a number of things. The test taker could have become unfamiliar with how they are to take a test. The test taker could have made mistakes and recognized images from a previous test – depressing the space bar thinking they were repeating in this particular test.

In any case, lone test score that are below the “normal” rating of the individual are not cause for alarm. They happen, and the test taker should take a break, clear their memory and re-test when they are comfortable.

However, should an individual repeatedly score lower than normal on standardized tests, they should contact their doctor as soon as possible. Reduced memory fitness can be caused by many things – and it happens far more than most people are aware of. Sleep deprivation and fatigue can cause dramatic reductions in your brain’s ability to learn and form recent memory – as much as 35% reduction! Allergic reactions, post-surgical recovery, event stress can also greatly reduce your ability to think straight (learn) or recall memories.

What to do if you score poorly?
Take a break, and when relaxed, re-test.

Over time, you can get a feel for tests that are challenging, yet you perform well on. You can also review the individual test details and fine turn your standard testing configurations.

The results of the last test taken are stored at the far right hand end of the bar graph.

You’ll notice the date, time, length of exposure, score and “View” buttons are directly below each test taken.

Clicking on the “View” button calls up the detailed scoring and results of that particular test.

Again, these are individual test results that go right into a per slide reaction report – overkill for average use.

However, using frequent tests and going over your testing results with your doctor, will give your doctor more information about your cognitive and neurological fitness than any other form of mental health monitoring we know.

With the assistance of your doctor, your disease prevention and basic health/fitness program can now include baseline memory fitness as a vital sign.

If and when any reduction is detected in your brain’s ability to form recent memory, your doctor can quickly determine if there is need for swift treatment. If there is not a memory disorder, you will still gain an edge of comfort and peace of mind knowing that you have adopted an effective memory fitness monitoring tool/test program.

You are now free to test your memory!