Monday, 26 August 2013

How to keep your memory sharp?

- Manage your stress especially deadline pressure and petty arguments.

- The biggest stress is ongoing sense of extreme anxiety.  The stress can be managed by deep breathing, meditation, yoga and by mindful approach to living.

- Get a goodnight sleep.  The most common reason for poor sleep is difficulty in falling asleep and staying asleep.  Many drugs used to treat insomnia which can also impair memory.

- If you need a sleeping medicine, it should be used in the lowest dose for the shortest period of time. 

- Get up at the same time in the morning.

- If you smoke, quit.

- If you do not drink, do not start.

- Alcohol makes it difficult to perform short term memory tasks such as memorizing list.

- Alcohol induces vitamin B1 deficiency, which can cause dementia.

 - Protect your brain from injury as repeated minor head trauma can cause brain damage.

 - Wear seat belt when riding in motor vehicle.

- Wear helmet while driving or riding motorcycle.

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