In many ways, our memories shape who we are. They make up our stories we tell ourselves and others and the generation that follows what we’ve done with our lives. They tell us who we’re connected to, who we’ve touched during our lives, and who has touched us, the mysteries, the unfolded adventures. In short, our memories are crucial to the essence of who we are as human beings. That means age-related memory loss can represent a loss of self. It also affects the practical side of life, like getting around the neighborhood or remembering how to contact a loved one. It’s not surprising, then, that concerns about declining thinking and memory skills rank among the top fears people have as they age.
When coming to the life of a student/ an academician memory takes a new role a theorem’s practices which can both in practical and imperative. Some pass their life as a smooth unfolded shack of lifetimes but the others are like a hidden treasure.
Memory can also take another turn in life as when we learn concepts that are to be unfolded in an interview or an exam. In point of view of the above, we had to sharpen the skill of memorizing in some unique ways like associating the difficult things to something which soothes our thoughts and mind.
According to the study by Harvard health, these were the outcomes;
A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain. Whether you’re a student studying for final exams, a working professional interested in doing all you can to stay mentally sharp, or a senior looking to preserve and enhance your grey matter as you age, there are lots you can do to improve your memory and mental performance.
They say that you can’t teach an old dog a new trick, but when it comes to the brain, scientists have discovered that this old adage simply isn’t true. The human the brain has an astonishing ability to adapt and change — even into old age.
What causes some people to lose their memory while others stay sharp as a tack?
Genes play a role, but so do choices. Proven ways to protect memory include the following:
- a healthy diet,
- exercising regularly,
Aerobic exercise is particularly good for the brain, so choose activities that keep your blood pumping. In general, anything that is good for your heart is great for your brain.
Exercising in the morning before you start your day makes a big difference. In addition to clearing out the lethargies, it also primes you for learning throughout the day.
Physical activities that require hand-eye coordination like indoor games can boost the movement of neural stigma and can enhance its stimulation.
Exercise breaks can help you get past mental fatigue and afternoon slumps. Even a short walk or a few jumping jacks can be enough to reboot your brain.
- not smoking, and keeping blood pressure,
- cholesterol, and blood sugar in check.
Living a mentally active life is important, let’s see how?
Everyone has the occasional “senior moment.” Maybe you’ve gone into the kitchen and can’t remember why or can’t recall a familiar name during a conversation. Memory lapses can occur at any age, but aging alone is generally not a cause of cognitive decline. Studies have shown that you can help prevent cognitive decline and reduce the risk of dementia with some basic good health habits.
Staying physically active
Getting enough sleep: 6-8 hrs of sleep stimulates your brain cells and the metabolism boost a healthy brain activity the daylong.
Having good social connections:
always have a break from the gadgets world, go to the real world connections and instances which on later stage you can associate with something you want to remember. Proven studies state that the prolonged use of gadgets can kill/ damage the brain cells that stimulate memory power.
Eating a balanced diet low in saturated and trans fats:
Research suggests that what we eat might have an impact on our ability to remember and our likelihood of developing dementia as we age. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol builds up in, and damages, arteries. “We know that’s bad for your heart. There is now a lot of evidence that it’s also bad for your brain,” from the words of Dr. Francine Grodstein, Associate Professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and associate epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Are certain kinds of “brain work” more effective than others?
Any brain exercise is better than being a mental vichyssoise.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways research has found to keep our memories around as long as possible.
- Meditate to improve your working memory.
- Drink coffee to improve your memory consolidation.
- Eat berries for better long-term memory.
- Exercise to improve your memory recall.
- Chew gum to make stronger memories.