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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Overview)

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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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How to figure out why my memory is so bad?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
50M people helped
How to figure out why my memory is so bad?

Generic thoughts: You provide no additional information, so will provide a list of potential problems: medication adverse effects, sleep disorder, emotional distress, vitamin deficiency, mass lesions in the brain, thyroid problems, chronic infections, (like HIV and syphilis), prior small multiple strokes, prior multiple head injuries, family history of a dementia, etc. A neuropsych test profile might assist. ...Read more

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Memory (Overview)

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


Dr. Ana Adelstein
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
22 years in practice
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Is there anyway to make my memory stronger ?

Dr. Ana Adelstein
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
22 years in practice
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Is there anyway to make my memory stronger ?

Work w/ &chunk info: Generally, the human brain is capable of working w/ 5 to 9 bits of info at a time. To hold on 2 more than that, u need to chunk bits of info 2gether then remember the chunks. As far as storing info, the more u actively u organize info & the more u tie it 2 info webs already stored in ur brain, the more likely u'll be able 2 retain it & retrieve it when needed. Keep track of what u know/don't know. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Toddler (Tip)

Caring for Your Toddler

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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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a DPOA for health and finances. Have doctors visit with them.
Once
Write down important phone numbers & post them in more than one place
Once
Give your DPOA a list of your medicines and doctors' names
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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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Im bapola I do not know how to express what I feel? what goes on in my in my memory

Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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Im bapola I do not know how to express what I feel? what goes on in my in my memory

Behavior: These issues are best handled by a behavioral specialist such as a psychologist or psycotherapist. ...Read more

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
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Can a memory foam mattress actually cause injury to the back?

Dr. Luke Hermann
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
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Can a memory foam mattress actually cause injury to the back?

No: No more so than any other type of bedding. In general firm mattresses are believed to be better for your back than softer ones. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
27 years in practice
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What is specialized memory care?

Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
27 years in practice
546K people helped

Memory loss care: Nursing homes or adult care centers who have specialized units to better care for patients with memory impairment. These units are safer for patients with memory loss issues and have staff trained to support and care for patients affected with dementia and memory impairments. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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How I have increased my memory powr?How i could be attentive in my studies?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
50M people helped

Like your question: We all would love to have increased retentive ability, and there are some ways of improving our capacity to learn. We all need aerobic exercise, a healthy diet, and good sleep habits. That said, most teachers are aware that in a lecture, an important point should be mentioned at least thrice to insure retention. Also, if you can review significant items just prior to sleep, you will keep. ...Read more

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Dr. Christine Musello
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
23 years in practice
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What's the best memory program out there today?

Dr. Christine Musello
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
23 years in practice
97K people helped

Meditation Practice: There are helpful suggestions all over the web specifically for strengthening memorization. However, if your goal is to improve access to memories and the function of memory retrieval, some recent studies show that daily meditation -focusing the mind in some way-is the single most effective practice you can use. ...Read more

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Dr. David Brouwer
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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How do I enhance my memory?

Dr. David Brouwer
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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Memory: Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, read books, try mind stimulating puzzles like crossword and sodoku. It's also good for your brain to avoid toxins like smoking and illicit drugs. There may be a benefit to vitamin e and c as antioxidants. There is also an obvious benefit to good sleep, so people who have sleep apnea new to have appropriate treatment with cpap. ...Read more

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