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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 figure out why my memory is so bad?

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.


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Is there anyway to make my memory stronger ?

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.
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Write down important phone numbers & post them in more than one place
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Give your DPOA a list of your medicines and doctors' names
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Im bapola I do not know how to express what I feel? what goes on in my in my memory

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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What is specialized memory care?

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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How I have increased my memory powr?How i could be attentive in my studies?

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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Can a memory foam mattress actually cause injury to the back?

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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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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How do I enhance my memory?

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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