WHY Memory Matters

Our memories are all the stories we tell ourselves and shape who we are. They are a big part of our identity and the witness of the life we have led so far. They reflect what is important to us, who is important to us and the connections we have made. They reflect our values, our priorities. They reflect what matters most. In the end, memories are really all we are ever left with. So when things go awry - whether it be through an injury , an illness, or age related changes, our identity is threatened. Regardless of whether your memory has been impacted by known causes, or you just want to safeguard your memory, this course is for you.

WHO will benefit from this program?

There are 3 main groups of people who would benefit from this program.

  • If your memory has suffered due to illness, injury, disease or even normal ageing.

  • If you are a Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Rehab Therapist, partner or caregiver working or living with someone with challenges with their memory.

  • If you are someone who wants to safeguard your memory and build memory resilience for the future. It is for those who want to master their memory, learn the tips and tricks and build up their cognitive reserve.

WHAT will this course provide you with?

  • This course will first provide participants with a basic understanding of their memory - what memory is, how memory works, the various functions and types of memory.

  • We will then do a deeper dive on what affects memory (injury, disease, fatigue, other cognitive communication factors) as well as the impact that environment and lifestyle have on our memory. We will also discuss modifications that can be made to support good memory health.

  • Finally, we will focus on the various tools and strategies (external and internal) that can be used to help compensate and improve memory.

WHEN and HOW to use this program

It is practice and not just learning that is most beneficial so it is recommended to do this program daily. It is broken down into short, digestible videos so you can easily schedule it into your day. If you are working with a therapist or worker (or if you are a treating clinician) then it may be helpful to commit to working on it a bit every session (with some application homework in between sessions).

Course curriculum

    1. Your Memory Matters Workbook

    2. Welcome to Memory Matters

    3. Intro to Memory Matters

    1. What is Memory?

    2. How Memory Works

    3. Types of Memory

    4. Types of Long Term Memory

    5. Memory Retrieval

    6. What Affects Memory

    1. Overview of MAP, Lifestyle and Tools

    2. M - Mindset, Motivation and Meaning

    3. A - Attention

    4. Attention Rating Scale

    5. P - Practice

    1. Optimizing the Home Environment

    2. Exercise

    3. Nutrition

    4. Sleep

    5. Good Night Sleep Tips

    6. Managing Stress

    7. Getting to Rest and Calm

    8. Habits and Routine

    1. Overview

    2. Writing

    3. White Boards and Lists

    4. Notetaking

    5. Organizational Systems

    6. Physical Cues

    7. Photographs

    8. Alarms and Timers

    9. Apps

    10. Context

    1. Intro

    2. Repeat and Recite

    3. Chunking/Clustering

    4. Association

    5. Using Context

    6. Attention to Detail

    7. Stop. See It. Say It.

    8. Staggered Rehearsal/Spaced Retrieval

    9. Self Prompting

    10. General to Specific

    11. Link Method and Storytelling

    12. Active Remembering

    13. Mnemonic Devices Part 1

    14. Mnemonic Devices Part 2 - PEG System

    15. Loci Method

    16. Visuals and Visualization

    17. Forgetting, Remembering Something Else and Relax

    18. Think Spatially

    19. Test and Teach

    20. Guessing

About this course

  • $299.00
  • 59 lessons
  • 5.5 hours of video content



Leah Davidson

Leah is a Speech Language Pathologist and a Certified Life Coach. She is the founder of Leah Davidson Life Coaching and the host of the Building Resilience Podcast. Leah holds a MSc (A) from McGill University in Speech Language Pathology and has spent over two decades as an SLP helping people rehabilitate and rebuild their lives following a traumatic brain injury. She is also a Professional Resilience Coach and Consultant, a Forward Facing Health and Wellness Trauma Informed Coach, a Certified EFT Practitioner and a Breathwork Facilitator. In addition to her work as an SLP with the TBI population, Leah also helps people resolve and prevent burnout, stress, and compassion fatigue by learning to regulate their nervous system, manage their mindset, and build resilience to create a purposeful and joyful life. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with her husband and they have a blended family of 5 children. She loves to learn, grow, hike, read, travel and spend time with friends and family.

In the end, memories are all we are ever left with.