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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Overview)

Memory is the ability to recall information stored from prior times.


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How to enhace the memory?

How to enhace the memory?

Enhancing Memory...: Good memory really depends on the health and well being of the brain. Here are some tips: 1) learn something new each day
2) don't minimize the importance of sleep and exercise 3) socialize with friends and laugh frequently 4) keep stress to a minimum or develop new coping skills for stress management 5) be present in all your activities 6) good nutrients such as omega 3's and green tea. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
1,816 Doctors shared insights

Memory (Overview)

Memory is the ability to recall information stored from prior times.


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How to incrase my memory?

How to incrase my memory?

Use it or lose it!: Memory increases when you perform interesting, challenging mental tasks throughout the day. Doing crossword puzzles, playing sudoku or other games, reading, listening to music and stimulating conversations all help to increase attention, concentration and memory. ...Read more

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Memory (Tip)

Savor each moment with your child. Take lots of pictures for posterity. In a few years, all is but a memory. ...See more

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Is there such a thing as pain memory?

Yes: "phantom pain" for example is common in people who have amputations, where their brain makes them feel their foot is really aching, etc...Despite having had it amputated. It is the brain remembering the foot being their and thus a type of "memory pain.". ...Read more

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Is there something called pain memory?

Is there something called pain memory?

Yes: Unfortunately we see this in amputees. Sometimes they may still have limb pain even though its not there. ...Read more

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Medicine for memory?

Medicine for memory?

Meds for memory: There really is no medication specifically for memory. There are medications that can help improve concentration. Some holistic stores sell natural supplements that promote themselves as good for memory. ...Read more

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How to improve your memory?

How to improve your memory?

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. ...Read more

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How can I impove my memory?

Practice!: Practice, practice, practice! The more you use your brain, the better you'll get. Of course, if you use it only specific areas, those are the only areas in which you'll get better. Still, studies show that those who read, complete crossword puzzles, etc do better. There are many free computer memory games available online. Just realize we don't have any proof that one is better than rest. ...Read more

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What are basic types of memory?

What are basic types of memory?

Memory: Breaks down into storage and retrieval processes involving the left temporal lobe: factual didactic (semantic) memory, right temporal autobiographical (episodic) memory, frontal systems dependent working memory, implicit visual and auditory memory and procedural memory. Its probably a bit more complicated than this. I'd need about 5 pages to cover the topic of basic types of memory. ...Read more

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What are foods to enhance memory?

Many possibilites: An organic diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, good fats, lean protein provides nutrient rich foods while avoiding harmful toxins such as pesticides, fertilizers, hormones, and antibiotics which can impair memory.

Caloric restriction has been shown to improve memory in alzheimer's.

Many supplements can also help: nac, b vitamins esp. L-methylfolate, omega 3 fa, huperzine, . ...Read more

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Is memory optimizer capsules useful?

Is memory optimizer capsules useful?

No: There is no credible evidence that any herbal or over the counter agents improve memory. ...Read more

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Is it possible to erase someone completely from your memory?

Not possible: Normally, memory doesn't work that way. I suppose that a hypnotherapist might be able to target a specific thing sand make a drone-type attack - just hitting the bad guy. But there could be collateral damage too. Anyway, a good psychotherapist - with or without hypnosis could help you stop reacting to an old issue and move on with your life. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to improve memory?

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. ...Read more

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How can I improve memory?

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. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo good for memory?

No-but controversial: Large randomized clinical trials in the US and published by respected medical journal suggested that "ginkgo provides no measurable benefit in memory or related cognitive function to adults with healthy cognitive function". However, large doses of gingko have been reported by some studies to improve moderate to severe dementia. I would suggest assume no until more infor becomes available. ...Read more

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How to increase my memory?

ACTUALLY A FEW TRICK: A number of mental exercises such as doing memory lists, crossword puzzles, keeping an electronic memory list, but maybe some of the otc remedies for aging might be of some value such as n-acetylcysteine, Alpha lipoic acid, foods with low glycemic indices, increase of omega 3 fatty acids, and perhaps wondering whether your powers of focus and concentration need a boost.? Speech therapy/. ...Read more

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Can caffeine boost memory?

Caffeine: It boosts energy and concentration which can temporarily boost short term memory. ...Read more

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How to improve my memory?

How to improve my memory?

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. ...Read more

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How does age affect memory?

How does age affect memory?

It shouldn't.: In a otherwise healthy individual, age should not greatly affect memory. Benign forgetfulness of aging does affect some and is typified by "where did I leave my car keys", "why did I walk into this room" and "i really should remember their name" type problems, but does not typically result in any debility. More serious dementia problems are often noted more by family members than the patient. ...Read more

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