3 Best Ways To Boost Your Memory
It comes as no surprise that as we grow older, remembering things is a lot tougher. Delray Senior Living encourages all its occupants to do the necessary things to stay mentally active. They say memories are the building blocks of our internal biographies, and we agree. People need to stay locked in with reality, and we have to sharpen our saws. You have to be able to stay sharp to navigate your days as a living, breathing and conscious being. Let’s explore some proven and tested methods on how to boost your memories.
Laymen haven’t heard about ketogenic until a few years ago, where it gained some popularity among the general public. This diet drastically reduces the consumption of carbohydrates and substituting them with fat. It puts your body into a metabolic state known as ketosis. It makes your body more efficient in burning fat for energy. Consequently, ketones coming from fat in the liver supplies energy to the brain. The more energy your brain gathers, the better it preserves brain function and improves memory. Recent research has implied that this is a fact when they test this with older animals.
Give your brain a workout
Brain training apps have developed into a billion-dollar industry. However, evidence increasingly suggests that they do not lead to strengthening memory or even cognitive abilities. That being said, there are classical techniques you can use to encode and recall important information. Some of them are the method of loci, which requires you to imagine things that you would like to remember along with a familiar place. Another popular one is using acronyms. Did you ever wonder why you were able to memorize the colors of the rainbow when you were younger? That’s because you incorporated acronyms.
Kick back and relax
A popular perspective has been developing over the years: Relaxing is a waste of time. Well, it’s not. Chronic stress harms the brain and you can avoid it by relaxing your mind from time to time. Meditation has also been an art form throughout the years from different countries where you can do effective relaxation. This stops stress from destroying your brain cells, damage the hippocampus, and propagate memory loss.
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Memory care facilities at Delray Senior Living provide personalized care for seniors with dementia-related conditions. Additionally, if you want to know more about Courtyard Gardens Senior Living’s care services, give us a call at (561)317-8902. We’ll be happy to answer all your queries!