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Memory (Definition)

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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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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Vegan Diet (Tip)

Vegan Diet

You may lack vit B12 which may then contribute to low energy, forgetfulness, and depression. ...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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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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Living with Memory Loss (Tip)

Living with Memory Loss

Keep things simple.Make most of memory aids.Avoid unnecessary stress. ...See more

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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Have a notebook with you to record important info: dates, appointments
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Carry your address with you always
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Place sticky notes around the house to help you remember
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Ask a friend or a family member to call you with reminders
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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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What's the best memory program out there today?

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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