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Types Of Brain Memory
Unscientific, but: There is very little rigorous evidence that vitamins can improve memory, but the best approach is to assure sufficient folate and B-12 and likely vitamin D levels should be in appropriate range. Some data on Vitamin E in Alzheimer's, but there one would select mixed tocopherols, and the Amsterdam study suggested adding 500 mg Vit C daily to the E. ...Read more
Exercise it!: Scientific research shows that challenging your brain makes it stronger! Learn a second language, do mental puzzles, or go back to school/college and learn something new. Also exercising, eating healthy, dancing and being socially active have been shown to boost mental sharpness and protect the brain against deterioration usually seen in dementia. ...Read more
Some approaches: We have memory enhancing agents used for Alzheimer's disease, such as donepezil, memantine, and rivastigmine, but also prescription medical foods, such as Cerefolin-NAC, Axona, and phosphatidyl serine. OTC alpha-lipoic acid has been touted also, but not so clearcut in my experience. You and your doctor could discuss if your situation warrants such interventions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not so simple: But, recommend healthy dietary intake to prevent medical problems such as diabetes which could promote future heart attacks and strokes. In general, you want to avoid food additives such as aspartame, diet drinks, MSG, GMO's, get regular exercise and good sleep. A registered dietician can help you design you food intake. ...Read more
Very complex topic: Several parts of the brain are implicated in memory function. The hippocampus (located in the left and right temporal lobes) is involved in long term memory. The amygda is involved in formation of emotional memories. The cerebellum & precentral motor cotex are involved in motor memories. The cortex in cooperation with other brain centers is involved in conceptual memory formation. ...Read more
Is hack your brain app in google store really helps in relaxing and memory? Or it is a total hoax? Could it be bad for brain?
What do you think?: It is not bad for your brain. But a waste of your precious time. Good luck. ...Read more
Because the brain is so adaptive, is it possible to train one's memory to be photographic, at least to some degree? If so, how?
Photographic memory: The clients i've seen with this aptitude always had it, but i believe it's possible to develop the skill with practice. One trick is to practice looking at a picture or word and then see it in your mind, gradually increasing the complexity. There are many books on memory techniques that you might explore. ...Read more
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