Memory Boosts

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Memory Boosts
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Sat, 09-22-2012 - 1:12pm

 From Harvard Medical School:

Memory-boosting tips

Dr. Fabiny suggests the following tips and tricks:

  • Follow routines, such as leaving your car keys, glasses, and cell phone in the same place every day so that finding them becomes a “no brainer.”
  • Slow down and pay attention to what you are doing to give your brain’s memory systems enough time to create an enduring memory.
  • Avoid distracting or noisy environments and multitasking — the major memory busters in today’s fast-paced society.
  • Get enough sleep, reduce stress, and check with your doctor to see if any of your medications affect memory — all potential memory spoilers.

 

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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 6:25pm

Very interesting and gives one food for thought. Especially "slow down and pay attention." With my memory issues, I realize that while I'm thinking or doing one thing, I'm thinking of something else. Thus, when I go from room to room and can't remember why I walked into one room for something, I realize its because my brain was somewhere else. Does that make sense? :smileytongue:

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