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What Are Some Brain Activites That People Can Do To Help Prevent Memory Lost
The brain's a muscle: Using the brain for active tasks of any kind helps preserve memory. Socialization with other people face to face is excellent both for verbal and non-verbal communication. Mild physical exercise is beneficial because it increases cerebral circulation. Doing puzzles of various sorts can be quite helpful. Playing games, such as checkers, chess or even video games can help. But lost memor is lost. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain exercises: Any activity that exercises the brain can potentially help with dementia. Word puzzles, number puzzles, reading books, even reading the newspaper can help. Once dementia has set in, it is more difficult. Engaging the person, trying to make them think can help, but once it starts even the medications available do not stop it, only slow it down, and not very well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor health & injur: Abusing alcohol daily for a long time and using illicit drugs can cause memory loss. Head injuries can also result in memory loss. Studies have shown that people who eat healthy and exercise regularly along with doing mentally demanding tasks are less likely to develop alzheimer's disease which causes memory loss usually in older age. ...Read more
How can you help a person in a vegative state recover? What are some things you can do to help them get their brain to make connections and teach them
Food for the brain? Those that will help me remember things and concentrate more. Those that are easy to find.
Not perfect science: Overall healthy eating, remaining physical and cognitively active is important for brain health. But food wise, think about berries(like blueberries), caffeine in moderation, dark/green leafy veggies(kale, spinach, dandelion greens, broccoli), stay hydrated, health fats(avocado/fatty fish(tuna, salmon, mackerel) and spices like tumeric/curcumin. Best of luck. ...Read more
What are some lifestyle changes that can help fight insomnia? Are there things i can do at home, without medication, to help my insomnia?
Sleep hygiene : Good sleep hygiene is critical to relieving insomnia. 1) go to bed each night at the same time and get up each morning at the same time, at least seven hours later. 2) avoid large meals before bedtime. 3) don't do anything in bed except sleep or sex. No gadgets. 4) if you awaken, leave bed for a comfortable chair and read in soft lighting until tired and return to bed. Get up at prescribed time. ...Read more
Recovery: Take good care of yourself. Be reasonable in your expectations of yourself. Get enough sleep, but not too much, and keep it consistent as far as time to bed and time to rise. Limit your stress and obligations, but do not isolate. Stay physically active/exercise. Eat a healthy diet. Take your medications consistently and participate in psychotherapy. ...Read more
Sensible diet: The best advice is to compose a sensible diet with adequate levels of all vitamins and minerals, get regular eye exams, take a mulitvitamin daily, and avoid smoking. Unfortunately there are no study-proven treatments such as increased vitamin intake or changes in diet to prevent a refractive error (need for glasses) or cataracts. ...Read more
Interested to know if people that had a split brain operation to reduce seizures and schizophrenia lose some of their propriception sense?
Split brain: patients have the potential for a whole host of disconnection syndromes. It comes down to where the damage existed in the brain prior to the epilepsy surgery. Those with right parietal lobe pathology causing seizures may develop so called "Alien Hand Syndrome" characterized by loss of awareness of their left hand when placed out of view ( eg behind ones back). They are unable to find their hand ! ...Read more
Can you tell me some things that we can do in our communities to help promote breast cancer awareness?
What are some things that can stop a sleep walker/ talker? Can we do anything to stop someone from sleeping walking and talking?
More effective sleep: These are thought to represent a sleep entry disorder, influenced by irregular or poor sleep patterns leading to a relative deficiency. Increasing the time allowed for sleep and or having a better settle down phase can help. Limiting pre-sleep TV or computer time can allow a restful transition. ...Read more
No vasodilator: Vascular headaches result from vasodilation . Medications used to treat migraine headaches constrict blood vessels or block (beta) adrenergic (vasodilating) substances. Alternative medicine approaches include the use of omega 3 fish oil, feverfew, co-enzyme q10 and melatonin. Massage therapy, aromatherapy, acupuncture and acupressure have also been used. Feverfew has scientific support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GREAT QUESTION!!: Maybe our marvelous politicians can be recreated into the form of non-psychopathic robots. LOL Unfortunately, brain transplants are in the far distant future, if ever, and sadly, once the brain is non-functioning, we are indeed no longer among the living. ...Read more
Make a list, check it twice, prioritize: We all could use tips the holidays loom. First, remember that a holiday is just that, a holy day or, for many, a vacation. It need not be a marathon spending spree. People like gifts, but your feeling the need to find the best gift, now at the best price, is not making you healthy or happy, is it? Likewise the pressure to create the best meal, atmosphere etc is often too much. Relax and decide what is most important. Then do that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Video-games: Video-games can be therapeutic as well as entertaining. Slower paced activities like hand-crafts, playing a musical instrument, dealing playing cards. Of course more typing would help. ...Read more
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