Signs Of Memory Problems & Healthful Tips To Maintain It

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Memory allows you to revisit fond moments or remember day-to-day tasks, which is why maintaining your memory is important. The following guide will help protect your memory. And you'll learn about some early warning signs to watch out for.

Early Signs Of Memory Issues

Memory problems usually occur as you age; in fact, statistics show that memory loss issues start to take effect at the age of 65. Look for some of the following signs just to be safe:

  • You might begin to ask the same question more than once
  • There is a slight chance that you forget simple or common words more often
  • You start to occasionally mix up words, sometimes words that don't even sound the same
  • Cooking or other similar tasks which require you to follow steps might take longer than usual
  • There might be moments where you leave items in strange locations, like your keys in the refrigerator
  • You might begin to get lost in areas that are very familiar to you

The statistics mentioned earlier also showed that memory problems may start to creep up in your brain 20 to 30 years before they even show any signs. So the key is to prevent memory problems and keep your brain safe.

Simple Tips To Maintain Your Memory

Consider some of the following to help improve your memory capabilities:


You might find this strange, but some studies show that the act of climbing a tree and balancing yourself might improve some cognitive functions, including your memory capabilities. This is because balancing yourself on a beam or similar items activate regions that deal with spatial movement and perception. This workout should help keep your memory safe.

Changing Your Sleep Temperature

You should consider setting the thermostat to a memory-enhancing temperature when you try to go to sleep. A good night's sleep is also connected to memory retention. Long-term memory neurons may form when you allow yourself to sleep deeply. So consider setting the temperature between 60 to 67 degrees when you go to sleep to improve your chances of getting a good night's sleep.

Mediation Could Help Memory

Another study found that there is a link between deep meditation and memory. This could mean that taking up yoga or other activities might help protect your memory from age-related memory issues. The reason this works is because meditation allows your brain to take a breather, which allows it to focus; this helps flex your brain muscle a bit.

Now you know a few signs that you should you watch out for, which you should relay to your health care specialist, such as one from Peninsula Community Health Services- Medical (Cottonwood). And you also know how to keep your memory bank strong and healthy with a few simple tips.


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