From staying fit and socializing to eating a Mediterranean diet, there are many ways to improve your memory.

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From staying fit and socializing to eating a Mediterranean diet, there are many ways to improve your memory.

Maintaining contact with friends and family, learning new skills, and practicing mindfulness can all help to slow down memory loss.

Have you ever entered a room and had no idea why? Or found yourself unable to put a face to a name? Or are you completely unable to recall where you put your phone just a few minutes ago?

While the bad news is that memory loss can begin as early as 45 (rather than 60 as previously thought), the good news is that there are things you can do to help prevent or slow down memory loss – and, in some cases, dementia.

Last week, news broke about a helmet that uses “infrared light therapy” to “zap away dementia.”

It was tested on 14 healthy 45-year-olds, with a dummy version being given to a control group of 13 people.

“A significant improvement in memory and brain-processing speed” was noted by the 14-person group.

But you don’t have to wait to try out the £7,250 device to improve your memory – here are some tips on how to do so right now.

Dr. Amir-Homayoun Javadi, senior lecturer in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience at the University of Kent, explains that “socializing” requires a lot of cognitive engagement.

“For instance, planning, thinking, and language use, as well as getting out and moving.”

“So not only do you get the memory benefits of physical activity, but you also draw on past and future memories when you’re interacting with others, and you help reduce stress and depression while increasing intellectual stimulation.”

“In short, you engage many different parts of the brain that aid in neurogenesis and neuron activation, all of which help to slow the rate of memory loss.”

You may have heard that the brain is like a muscle, and that the more you use it, the healthier it is. This is completely correct.”

Researchers were able to determine which differences in memory recall and learning can be attributed to social connectivity in a 2017 study involving ageing mice that was published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

Simply having a larger social network, according to the findings.

UK news summary from Infosurhoy

From staying fit and socializing to following a Mediterranean diet, there are many ways to improve your memory.

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How to improve your memory, from keeping fit and socialising to the Mediterranean diet

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How to improve your memory, from keeping fit and socialising to the Mediterranean diet

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