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how can i improve my memory?

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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Memory: 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.
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 26 years experience
Also, be aware of how focused and engaged you are when "recording" memories. Retrieval of memories is enhanced when there is an emotional association to the material. For example, multitasking can fragment attention and result in memories not being stored in a way that makes them easy to retrieve. Few of us can listen to an iPod, watch TV , skim an article, and come away with accurate memories.
Jul 30, 2013
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Active Learning: 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.".
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Mood: Healthy body, healthy mind. Life style changes with good diet, exercise & minimal stress. Satisfaction with work & home. Having good support system.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Exercise: 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.
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 13 years experience
Three things: 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.
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Stay healthy.: 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.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
See below: 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.
Dr. William Gaya
Neurology 29 years experience
Brain power: 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.
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 33 years experience
Exercise,diet, sleep: 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.
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 58 years experience
Differentiate memory loss from inattention.
Jul 6, 2015
Dr. Traci Seidman
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Use it or lose it: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Several ways: - 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
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 13 years experience
A lifestyle: 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.

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Be healthy and relax: There are many things a person can do to improve memory. Focusing on what you'd like to remember, working or having fun with the information, sleeping well, practice, etc. If people want to improve their memories they certainly can. Here's one of many links with excellent tips: http://www.Unexplainable.Net/self-improvement/10_steps_to_improve_your_memory.Php.
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Active Learning: 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.".
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