In the second of our series, we take a further look at how to improve your memory.
Imagine a familiar place and associate items you want to remember with specific locations within that place.
Play memory-boosting games like Sudoku, crossword puzzles, or memory games.
Dehydration can impair cognitive function, so make sure to drink enough water.
Create an environment conducive to concentration when you need to remember something important.
Explaining a concept or idea to someone else can reinforce your own memory of it. The repetition will help as part of the process.
Short breaks during intense study or work sessions can help improve memory retention.
Spread out your learning over time rather than cramming. This helps information stick in your memory better.
Actively test your knowledge through quizzes or practice tests to reinforce your memory.
A natural interest in a topic can make it easier to remember and understand. Having a passion for something makes all the difference in it staying in your brain rather than just passing through.
Some supplements, like omega-3 fatty acids, ginkgo biloba, or vitamin B12, may support memory, but consult a healthcare professional before using them.
Address any medical conditions or medications that might negatively affect memory. Consult a healthcare provider for guidance. Obviously the need for medicine may usurp its effect on your memory. Sometimes it can be a fine balancing act and something of a dilemma.