You wouldn’t have to worry about grocery shopping again if you had a dollar for each time you forgot something on your grocery list. You would be well-stocked for life. This is the reason people tend to ignore small details like phone numbers and shopping items. Do not allow small things to be overlooked. These memory-saving tips are now available. *The phrase “use it or lose” is a good way to improve your memory. You should take the time to engage in activities that require you to recall information. Teaching others can be an excellent way to increase your memory’s active consumption and prevent it from getting rusty. *When you are trying to remember new information, it is important to take the time to think about how the unfamiliar material relates to something you have previously learned. You will increase your chances of successfully storing the new information in memory by identifying a connection between the new concepts and the previously learned material. A healthy diet can help improve your memory and brain function. Studies show that certain foods can improve memory. Memory function is improved by eating spinach and many fruits including blueberries. When trying to improve memory, Omega-3 fatty acids may also prove beneficial. *) It is possible to help your brain remember information by associating it with a funny song or an image. A funny mnemonic device can help you recall information faster by creating a humorous association with it. To retain more information, you can use memorization techniques and drills. These drills and techniques can help you increase your memory and remember important information such as telephone numbers and definitions. There are many data that you can use to aid you in your daily activities. *Don’t keep any memories that are not necessary, or information you know you won’t lose. Medically, it has been proven that removing unnecessary information from your brain frees up space for the information you’ll actually use.
If you need assistance with retaining difficult concepts or recalling large amounts of information that you have studied for the college exam, get up and move. Like other parts of your body, the mind needs energy to function properly. It gets this energy from oxygen and other nutrients in the bloodstream. The blood can congeal if you spend long periods of time sitting in one place, reading or staring at your computer screen. Get up and go for a walk, or even a swim. This will get your blood moving and pumping. It is a well-known fact that the more physically active you are, the smarter you’ll be. *Yes, even small memory lapses can eventually become big memory lapses. You might forget what you bought at the grocery store today and then forget to pick your child up for soccer practice tomorrow. You can stop the blood clots by teaching your brain how to keep the memories. These tips will help you not forget.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Neal D. Ryan, MD, discusses his work on the Child Anxiety Treatment Study at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds on September 13, 2016.