Every one of us go through with mishap like misplacing your keys lately? Or dialed a phone number and forgotten whom you were calling? Temporary lapses in memory are a common phenomenon. Unfortunately, they occur with greater frequency as you get older.
The ability to retain new formation is one of the mental function that decline with ageing. The odd consequence is that older people know about the event that happened 10 year ago better they don’t know what they did 10 minutes ago.
The conversion of experience into memory is a complex biochemical process, of which scientist have only a limited understanding. In the same way that a computer has working memory that is discarded if it is not saved on a hard drive, your brain sorts through a lot of information that it does not retain unless you have reason to preserve it. Vivid experience rich in images, sound, touch or emotion tell the brain significant is happening, something worth remembering. So you are much more likely to recall information associated with these kinds of sensation than you are a telephone number.
Good memory require the ability not just to store information but also to retrieve that information on demand.
Tips for healthy memory
The best way to help your brain work better is to keep your healthy. The method are probably nothing new to you, but the reason these strategies affect the brain function may be.
- Get up and sweat
A lifelong programmer of regular physical activity is need of your body. Aerobic as well as other warming exercise boosts circulation and sends more oxygen enriched blood to the brain. The simple act of walking is a workout for the brain as well as the body. Exercise also helps decrease high blood pressure, which has been one of the reason of mental deterioration.
- Think about it.
A healthy attitude combined with ongoing mental stimulation is just as important for maintain the skills of memory and concentration. Studies show that the people who seek new intellectual challenges through their lives are more likely to stay mentally alert and active as they get older. Other research indicates that long term stress interfere with concentration and damages brain cells. Meditation, yoga, laugh therapy and other stress reduction methods can be valuable antidote.
- Colourizer your diet
Increase the intake of colorful fruitsand vegetablesas they are rich in carotenes and flavonoids –you can help protect blood vessel and brain tissue. On the other hand, high amounts of saturated fats and Trans fatty acids have found to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The polyunsaturated fats found in cold water fish such as salmon, marckerel etc. are essential for brain tissue.
- Boost your vitamin E and C
Two specific supplements have been found to be especially important to brain function. A daily dose of 400 IU of vitamin E appears to protect brain cells. In even higher amount, it has been shown to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin C, in doses of 2,000 to 6,000 milligram daily, may have similar effects.
- Learn to love lecithin.
An extract of Soyabeans, lecithin is the source of several chemicals that help maintain healthy levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. Taken in doses of up to 10 grams daily, lecithin is an excellent preventive for age-related memory disorders.
Prepared: by Dr. ShivaniAmola