Bad memory has been a constant concern of mine over years. It gets so annoying sometimes when I can’t find my car keys or forget the grocery list at home. The most embarrassing situation is when I am introduced to someone new, the minute I feel like I am going to have a good time, I forget the name.
Memory lapses are completely normal but sometimes it may be because of some serious issues, too. The movie title at the tip of your tongue; the place from where you bought your brand new shirt or what the heck did you just come in the room to get? Slowed information recall is normal, caused by the naturally aging brain and other lifestyle factors like having a really busy life. If the problem disrupts your daily life, it may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease that shouldn’t be ignored and an appointment with the doctor should be scheduled.
Whether your memory issues are normal or severe, it is import for you to take steps to improve it, because, you probably don’t really want to risk forgetting the name of next good person you meet.
The food you eat and don’t eat has a crucial impact on your memory. The Mediterranean Diet is considered to be the healthiest diet. It contains dark green leafy vegetables, avocado, sunflower seeds, peanuts, peanut butter, berries, whole grains, fish and olive oil. A healthy diet can support your brain’s health and even encourage it to grow new neurons.
When we are sleepy, we make more mistakes and are less productive at the workplace or at school. Healthy sleep puts us in the right place of mind by triggering changes in the brain that strengthens memory.
Fun activities that make you think keep your brain going strong. You can play puzzle games and watch a documentary on a subject that fascinates you.
There are numerous exercises that help memory and thinking process. Aerobics helps your heart pumping, reduces stress and improves the quality of sleep. Practicing a foreign language is also a good exercise to make your brain stronger and boost creativity.
Social interaction enhances your cognitive functions. Remember to put at least one social activity on your calendar every week.