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How can i improve my memory?

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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Memory can be improved through daily exercise, good nutrition, proper sleep and controlling stress. Maintaining calmness throughout the day will improve memory, over reactive styles will hamper memory. Best wishes.

Answered Jul 31, 2013

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Dr. Ana Adelstein answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

The harder you make your brain work to relate and group facts, the more likely you'll be to remember them. Some things to try: (a) create visual representations of the facts. (b) use vivid imagery and make up ridiculous or funny stories using the facts. (c) create acronyms using the facts or make up rhymes/songs with them. (d) keep track of which facts you know and don't. (e) google "mnemonics.".

Answered May 15, 2016

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Healthy body, healthy mind. Life style changes with good diet, exercise & minimal stress. Satisfaction with work & home. Having good support system.

Answered Jul 19, 2012

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Dr. Alfredo Soto answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Just like a muscle, your brain needs constant exercise in order for it to stay fit. The more you exercise your brain with things like reading, doing crosswords or sudoku, the healthier it stays and the better memory you have. Also, physical exercise has been shown to improve brain function as it helps pump more blood through the brain.

Answered May 8, 2016

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Dr. Alon Seifan answered

Specializes in Neurology

Visiting a doctor (ensure no high blood pressure, prediabetes, high cholesterol, tobacco smoking, low thyroid or vitamin B12 deficiency); making lifestyle changes (exercise, nutrition, sleep) and participating in Alzheimer's prevention studies (esp if family risk) are three categories of action that ensure the highest likelihood of maintaining the best memory and thinking for the longest time.

Answered May 16, 2016

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Stimulate your mind with books, problem-solving tasks, exercise, restrict tv watching, eat right, drink less alcohol. In fact the mind and body have a symbiotic relationship.

Answered Sep 8, 2013

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Dr. Miroslava Fox answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Good sleep, exercise, alcohol in moderation, paying attention to things around you: in a quiet room, look at things around you for about a minute, leave the room and try to reproduce as many things as you remember in the room; finding challenging activity will increase your brain power; rehearse what you already know; relate new info to what you already know.

Answered Nov 1, 2012

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Dr. William Gaya answered

Specializes in Neurology

My best recommendation for a healthy brain is a balanced nutrition including vegetables and avoidance of excessive carbohydrate or processed sugars. Exercise, maintain normal weight, avoid alcohol, do not smoke, sleep well. Keep your mind socially active. Engage in conversations with others. Check with your md to make sure thyroid function, vitamin B12 and vitamin d levels are normal.

Answered Oct 16, 2016

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Dr. Joyce Liporace answered

Specializes in Neurology

It's important to exercise your brain-just like you would exercise your body. Make sure that you complete cognitive tasks for 30 minutes a day-crossword puzzles, sudoku, games, or learn something new. You also need to have a healthy diet, get adequate sleep and physical exercise.

Answered Jul 6, 2015

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Dr. Traci Seidman answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Stay active. there are many programs and games designed to improve memory;some you can download and use yourself, like Luminosity, or you can actually get cognitive rehabilitation through a neuropsychologist if you have had a brain trauma. Mostly, stay mentally active doing puzzles and games, challenge yourself. read up on mneumonic devices to help improve your skills.

Answered Apr 26, 2015

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

- Adequate sleep and physical exercise - Brain teasers that exercise your mind - Card and word games - Maintain a Positive attitude q - Specific strategies to improve your memory: http://www.pepperdine.edu/disabilityservices/students/tips/memstrat.htm

Answered Jan 28, 2016

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Dr. Alon Seifan answered

Specializes in Neurology

improving memory requires committing to an entire lifestyle. This lifestyle includes eating a brain-healthy diet, exercising well, visiting your doctor on a regular basis, staying socially integrated and mentally challenged, and also getting restful sleep.

Answered May 16, 2016

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