Maximize Your MemoryPosted on November 3, 2014 by ElderCare Resources in Blog, Education, Memory Loss
5 ways to maximize your memory
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention Center, 1 in 8 Americans struggles with memory loss. Occasional memory loss is a fairly common that can be related to stress, sleep deprivation or as a result of trying to take on too many tasks at once. NurseWise, a multilingual nurse triage and health education provider, offer these tips to help you curb mild memory loss and keep your mind sharp.
• 1. Stimulate. Sharpen your memory by consistently seeking new ways to stimulate mental function. Physical activities like playing sports, dancing and working out can help cleanse toxins from your body, and trigger mental stimuli through the release of body and mind-enhancing endorphins. If physical fitness isn’t your thing, look for brain teasers and other mentally stimulating games, apps and websites that promote improved mental and memory functionality.
• 2. Stress management. Chronic stress has devasting effects on brain cells. It is vital that you evaluate your stress level, stressors and work with a friend or family member to address or at least discuss issues that are keeping you bogged down. Mental haziness caused by stress can cause memory recollection to be cloudy.
• 3. Socialize. Socializing has many beneficial effects on the mind and body. One major benefit is that socializing helps alleviate and reduce depression by getting people involved with like-minded peers, family or friends, lessening feelings of loneliness and depression. Socializing also provides much-needed balance to people experiencing stress and depression. Studies show socializing and communicating with peers, family and friends can have a dramatic impact on overall mental and memory health.
• 4. Sleep. Sleep is a key healing function of the mind and body, which is why it’s essential that you create a routine and regulated sleep schedule for yourself that allows you to get the recommended amount of sleep per day for your age group. Sleep deprivation can make remembrance more difficult. Sleep deprivation or poor sleep quality combined with memory challenges can result in the increase and severity of accidents on the job, operating vehicles and machinery, and in providing care to others. Increase the amount and quality of sleep you get to boost your memory.
• 5. Sustenance. Omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for brain health. Proper hydration can also increase brain function. Also, the consumption of plenty of healthy fruits and vegetables will ensure your body is getting the nutrients and vitamins it needs to build brain function and remembrance. Stay focused on clean eating and hydration to keep your mind operating in top shape.