explore the dramatic advances made in Neurology - the
science of nerve cell and brain functions.
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
is a serious matter - not necessarily related to disorder or disease
- but potentially just that.
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".
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.
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 -
you can monitor your baseline memory fitness health for any decline
in your brain's ability to form recent memories.
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
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
Memory Fitness Testing experiences can
start at the center’s Memory Testing Center’s - HOME - web
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
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.
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
Dr. Thompson's Publication Center
- Dr. Thompson Video
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.
Psychiatric and Short-term Memory and New Event Learning Research
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.
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.
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!
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
Fitness Testing And Alzheimer’s Prevention
is preventable - meaning individual’s can adopt anti-disease
lifestyle habits – and greatly reduce their chances of ever developing
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.
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.
Fitness As A Vital Sign –
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.
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.
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.
taker accurately detected 25 out of 26 exposures as
repeating or appearing for the first time in the test.
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
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
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
Snapshot Is Really A Picture Window giving you a glimpse into
about 250,000 pieces of information gathered during the test.
individuals don’t concern themselves with this level of data –
which appears directly under the immediate test result scoring.
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
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!
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.
Memory Fitness Testing Center test service does this on an individual
account basis – forming a historic record from an individual’s
testing session results.
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.
are welcome to record (or print out) individual tests they take from
the free guest account – and compile their own graph to establish
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.
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.
Theory of Personal Memory Fitness Test Result Analysis comes into focus
when you study the right hand end a personal baseline graphic.
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.
last five test results represent a “normal” operating range
for this individual’s memory fitness.
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.
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.
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.
to do if you score poorly?
a break, and when relaxed, re-test.
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.
notice the date, time, length of exposure,
score and “View” buttons are directly below
each test taken.
on the “View” button calls up the detailed
scoring and results of that particular test.
these are individual test results that go right into a per slide reaction
report – overkill for average use.
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.
the assistance of your doctor, your disease
prevention and basic health/fitness program can now include baseline
memory fitness as a vital sign.
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.
are now free to test your memory!