Cynthia R. Green

Cynthia R. Green, PhD, is one of America’s foremost memory fitness and brain health experts. Known for her unique ability to transform the complex, ever-changing science of brain health into practical, actionable steps, Dr. Green is a much sought-after speaker. Dr. Green received her PhD in clinical psychology from New York University. She has served on the faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine since 1990, where she is currently an assistant clinical professor in the department of psychiatry. Dr. Green is a recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, having served as co-principal investigator on a number of clinical trials that evaluated treatments for this condition. In 1996, Dr. Green founded The Memory Enhancement Program at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, the first program of its kind in the US, offering a unique and innovative approach to enhancing memory fitness in healthy adults of all ages. In 2000, Dr. Green founded Memory Arts LLC, a company that provides brain health services to organizations, corporations and individuals. Dr. Green continues to serve as president of the company and in 2015 became CEO of TBH Brands, LLC, home of the Total Brain Health program and TBH Toolkits, a series of “out of the box” courses and programs on memory improvement and brain fitness especially for active aging and fitness settings.

Dr. Green is author of five books on memory fitness and brain health and appears frequently in the media as an expert on the topic. She has been a featured guest on Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The Early Show, 20/20, Fox News, CNBC, Martha Stewart, and National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation,” as well as in the pages of Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The London Standard, Good Housekeeping, Prevention, and Parenting. Dr. Green is a regular featured contributor to the Huffington Post and publishes her own blog at

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Quiz: Are you making these brain-health mistakes?

Common mistakes can sabotage your efforts to keep your brain fine-tuned. Take this quiz and find out what you are doing wrong.

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Can’t Remember Names? This is For You

Can’t remember names?  You’re not alone. Dr. Cynthia Green explains what the problem is…and her best strategies for overcoming the problem. And, if all else fails, she also ...

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How to Adapt Our Brains to the Fast-Paced Tech-Driven Work Environment

The technology driven office has placed time and task pressures on our brains. What can you do to meet the challenges and protect your brain? Dr. Cynthia Green explains.

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Understanding and Appreciating the Benefits of the Aging Brain (We may forget things but actually can do many other things better)

As we age, our brains actually work better in many ways. What gets better? What gets a little worse? Dr. Cynthia Green shares her wisdom.

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Our Attention Span is Shrinking – Don’t Let Yours Shrivel and Die

The pace of life is giving everyone “ADD” and ruining our ability to concentrate. In this edition of the Bottom Line Advocator, Dr. Cynthia Green talks about how to take contro...

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Your Attention Span Is Shrinking

We're all distracted these days. Here’s how to rebuild your attention span with proven techniques from brain health expert Cynthia Green, PhD.

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Are Brain Games Bogus?

Lumosity makes online brain games. It also made false advertising claims for years, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).…

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Best Workouts to Keep Your Brain “Buff”

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8 New Ways to Keep Your Brain Fit and Fight Dementia

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Boost Your Memory in Minutes (and Have Fun Doing It)

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Alzheimer’s Is the Least Likely Cause of Forgetfulness

The memory robbers that often are overlooked Alzheimer’s disease is such a dreaded diagnosis that you may be filled with…