Saturday, November 28, 2009

Strategies To Improve Brain Memory

By Susan Lowe

Experiencing difficulties with a memory is often a really big blow. It's yet another indication that we are getting older. Like the rest of the body the brain needs exercise to remain in a healthy state. Therefore, you need to find a way to keep it active. If you're able to start young keeping your brain active and healthy, then you have a greater chance of avoiding any memory loss issues at all as you get older.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is true for memory loss. The best way to stop your memory from deteriorating is to not let it happen in the first place. Like in exercise and in medicine, prevention almost always involves the use of natural remedies. If you wait until it's too late, that's when modern medicine wants to give you pills. Even when it's too late, if you start doing exercises to strengthen your brain you can stop memory loss.

Very likely, if you are taking prescription medication right now, this very well could be the cause of your memory loss problems. Consult with your doctor to find out if there are any other ways of treating your illness other than using medication. Tell him or her that it's affecting your memory.

Strategies To Improve Your Memory

There are several methods to increasing your memory. So let's satisfy your interest and needs by sharing a few. There are several that you'll want to give a try. Now, don't be deceived by the simplicity of these methods. They are very effective. Do not underestimate them. Remember, maintaining a strong mind is simply a matter of exercising it.

Do you read often? You will be surprised to find out that people who read frequently, for two or three hours a day, will experience less memory loss than others who don't read. Very likely their brain skills will be increased. Find the topic you are interested in and read everything you can about it. Don't try and read something you are not interested in just to increase your brain power. That will just be boring.

Did you know that there are likely several card games on your computer that you can play alone right now? They are great ways, believe it or not, of keeping your brain and memory strong. Like I said, keeping your brain strong is very simple. There are no strange and complicated techniques required to maintain a clear mind. Solitaire is an enjoyable game that you can play. I'll sometimes play solitaire on my computer and the minutes will fly by. What great exercise for my brain.

If there is a history of Alzheimer's in your family, be sure to share with your doctor any memory loss problems you may be experiencing. Some scientific studies have shown that people with a history of Alzheimer's in their family are capable of preventing themselves from getting it by keeping their brain active as they get older. Now is a better time than ever to start keeping your brain in shape.

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