Boost Your Memory
Boost your memory. As we age we often find that certain parts of our bodies aren't working as well as they once did. One of the most common complaints is in the area of memory. Many people suffer memory loss, or a clouded memory. They can pinpoint major events of their lives but when it comes to the finer details they can't quite put their finger on every point.
This isn't an issue that just affects the elderly. Memory loss can happen to anyone of any age. Life is busy and when we have so much on our minds, some information might slip between the cracks, leaving us frustrated that we aren't as clear-minded as we once were. It can be something as simple as forgetting where we last put the car keys or when a friend's birthday is. If it happens occasionally we may overlook it as just having too much on our minds and therefore it becomes harder to retain all the information we need to. However if it's an ongoing problem it is something we need to address.
Memory loss can be an embarrassing issue and many people hesitate to talk about it with family, with friends and even with their physician. They view it as a sign of aging and because they may not be ready to face being older, they ignore the problem. They assume that it happens to everyone and they just accept it.
There are solutions to the problem of memory loss. Depending on the seriousness of the problem, the remedies can range from exercises to enhance your memory, to natural supplements that help clear the mind or in some cases to traditional prescription medications.
Another approach that works for many people is to use aids in helping them remember important dates or events. Having a method of keeping track of things that involves writing them down when they are fresh in the mind guarantees that you won't forget them, because you can refer back to them. It also serves another purpose, often when we write things down we can visualize the note later. Our mind will pull it back up and before we even refer to the notebook or day planner, we have recalled the name, date or event.
Some people have found it helpful to repeat things out loud. This works to reinforce the information and implant it into the memory. This seems to work especially well for people who have trouble remembering names when they are meeting someone for the first time.
Memory loss is a condition that can affect anyone. By taking a few small steps you can work towards building your memory back up. It's much like the Memory Game that children play when they are small to exercise that part of their mind. The adult version may differ a bit, but the principle is very much the same. Exercising the mind is much like exercising any muscle within your body. If it's not stimulated our memory won't work as well as it once did.
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