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Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic

Clinical Neuropsychologists located in Palo Alto, CA

Memory loss can be a distressing and bewildering experience, whether it’s partial, temporary, or degenerative. The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California, offers support for people who have memory problems and other symptoms of cognitive decline, using advanced techniques, such as neurofeedback and light therapy. To find out more, call Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic today. The clinic is now offering telehealth to patients in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Woodside, Menlo Park, Atherton, Napa, Orinda, Hillsborough, Belvedere Tiburon, Blackhawk, Noe Valley, Malibu, Beverly Hills, and La Jolla

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What causes memory problems?

Memory is an aspect of cognition, the thinking and reasoning side of your brain. There are several reasons why you might have memory problems.

Head injuries can cause amnesia, which may be temporary or permanent. Amnesia can leave you with no memory of the events just before your head injury or substantial parts of your life. Illnesses and surgery can also cause degrees of memory loss, but one of the most common causes of memory problems is dementia, which causes overall cognitive decline.

Symptoms of cognitive decline can include:

  • Memory loss
  • Language problems
  • Poor judgment
  • Decision-making difficulties
  • Delayed thinking

The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic uses advanced, state of the art brain training solutions to help individuals who have memory and cognition problems.

How are memory and cognitive decline assessed?

Every patient at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic undergoes an assessment of their unique needs and level of functioning before the team prepares a customized treatment plan. Having an accurate and meaningful assessment can be reassuring and give you a better understanding of how to move forward with treatment.

Neuropsychological evaluations can be helpful to see what areas are affected and how severe the problem is. The team uses multiple, specialized tests that give you insight into your symptoms, written out clearly for you in your assessment report. The report also includes next steps to start you on your treatment path. 

What treatments are there for memory and cognition problems?

The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic uses several approaches to treating memory and cognition problems, including:


Neurofeedback is an all-natural therapy that makes lasting changes to your brain’s imbalanced brain waves, a common source of memory problems. Neurofeedback can help increase attention and improve judgment as well as enhancing memory.


Working memory is part of your short-term memory. Problems with short-term memory loss are often related to a problem with working memory, for example forgetting where you left your keys. Cogmed Working Memory Training® is a program that exercises the working memory to strengthen it, and this, in turn, helps improve your overall memory.

Light therapy

Near-infrared light therapy stimulates a biological response at the cellular level. ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is your body’s primary source of energy, and near-infrared light therapy is known to increase ATP biosynthesis.

Research shows that this has several possible implications, including increasing the quantity of neurotransmitters (like serotonin and dopamine), decreasing inflammation, and making neurogenesis and neuroplasticity possible. 


As you get older, it often becomes more difficult to exercise enough. One answer is Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning (CVAC), which is a whole-body adaptive conditioning program. It makes dynamic changes in pressure that produce an adaptive response from your body. Using CVAC pod, you can exercise and recover at the same time.

Your body responds to CVAC as it would to moderate or high-intensity exercise. However, it signals your nervous system to go into recovery mode and signals your parasympathetic system to go into “rest and digest” mode. This stimulates lymphatic flow and cerebrospinal fluid movement and sends blood to your liver instead of your legs and arms. 

The solutions used by the team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic are evidence-based and rigorously studied, and patients from all walks of life who have a variety of memory problems have benefited from these memory treatments.

Find out more by calling Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic today.


Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic
366 S. California Avenue, Suite 14
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-204-4779
Fax: 650-204-6502
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