Here is the final installment of our series, “25 Ways to Improve Memory.” Don’t attempt to utilize ALL of these tips, but read them carefully and implement one or a few that speak to your and could really work in your daily routine!
- Enjoy a hot cup of green tea: Drinking green tea is soothing, good for your memory, and a relaxing experience.
- Play a card game: Simple matching and the repetition of counting and adding numbers in your head serve as a great memory-enhancing exercise.
- Be consistent: A place for everything, and everything in it’s place.
- Create a memory spot: Create a memory spot in your home office, offers Douglas J. Mason, Psy.D., LCSW. Find a container, such as a beautiful basket or a decorative crate, to stash all those important items you need before heading out the door.
- Avoid too much sodium: Two major contributors to memory loss are high blood pressure and high cholesterol. A low-sodium diet helps improve memory while boosting heart health.
- Fill up on folate: People who experience fading memory or slight changes in motor coordination skills are advised to consume foods high in folate. Where to find it? orange juice and dark leafy greens like spinach, onions, legumes and broccoli.
- Get a furry friend: A pet will brighten your day, but a furry friend has also been shown to boost spirits and improve health, including memory retention.
- Stay organized: Writing things down and keeping track of your appointments and important papers can help you learn — and retain — information.
- Stay motivated: Telling yourself and others that you have a bad memory actually hampers the ability of your brain to remember, while positive mental feedback sets up an expectation of success.
At Home Care Assistance Columbus, we work with our clients to enhance memory in many different ways. And we’re always looking for new ideas to share! Stay Sharp!