Memory Outline

Short Term Memory

Topics

  • Hippocampus
  • critical in the formation of new memories and Helps consolidate memories too
  • Neocortex
  • Helps transfer and consolidate memories from short term to long term memories
  • Amygdala
  • Helps enhance memories with an emotionally charged event

Short Term Memory Problems

  1. Anterograde Amnesia
  2. Alzheimer's and Memory Loss

Enhance Short Term Memory

  1. Hippocampus encoding
  2. Emotionally charged events, emotionally charged states
  3. Amygdala 

Long Term Memory

topics

  • Cortex role in memory
  • this area of the brain is known for synaptic plasticity which creates strength and longevity of a memory
  • procedural
  • semantic
  • episodic
  • challenges
  • boost and improve long term memory
  • recall and reptition games

Long Term Memory Problems

  1. Impairment
  2. Consolidation 
  3. Concentration 

Enhance Long Term Memory 

  1. Recall Games
  2. Physical Activity 
  3. Focus and Attention

Working Memory

topics

  • prefrontal cortex role
  • This area of the brain is known  to help us avoid making Impulsive decisions
  • decision making process
  • weighing and analyzing consequences
  • healthy solutions for the prefrontal cortex
  • yoga, sports, dance,
  • no drama

Working Memory Problems

  1.  Retaining new information, following instructions, or performing tasks
  2. Poor Decision Making

Enhance Working Memory 

  1. Sports, Yoga/Mindfulness, and Dance
  2. Diet
  3. Avoid Drama

Memory loss and prevention tips

   Regular mental workouts significantly contribute to boosting brain intelligence. The brain, just like any other part of your body, needs exercise to stay fit. Engaging in activities that challenge and stimulate your mind such as reading, playing chess, or solving puzzles can increase your intelligence quotient. Regularly learning something new or pursuing a hobby can also keep your brain active and agile

   Research has shown that people who engage in regular social activities are less likely to experience memory loss. Interacting with others stimulates our brains in ways that solitary activities do not. It can also reduce stress, which can adversely affect memory. So, spend time with friends and family, engage in group activities or join a club to maintain social connections.

   Also, try meditation or yoga as it enhances focus and concentration, thus improving memory. They also help reduce stress and anxiety, which are known contributors to memory loss. Regular practice of mindfulness exercises can significantly improve mental clarity and memory capacity.

*Recommendations only! Not medical advice! Everyone's situation is different. These ideas may help some people or they may help slow the progression of certain illnesses*

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