If You are Suffering From Memory Loss Here are Some Tips to Help Slow it Down

No one wants to deal with the loss of memory but the reality is that it can’t be avoided.  The effects of it can be minor where the person feels more annoyed than anything or there is the major side of it where the loss can be devastating.  While no one can avoid the loss of memory, there are many things you can do to help deal with it.  You need to determine what’s taking your memories and then you’ll be able to come up with an action plan to fight it.

The most common cause is aging and that’s obviously not something that can be avoided.  Although you can’t avoid aging, there are steps you can take to slow the process down.  The first step to help fight the memory loss due to aging is eating a healthy diet.  Aside from a healthy diet you will want to get some form of regular exercise.  A diet full of fruits, vegetables and protein along with regular exercise is going to help keep your brain fed and working properly.  If you’re older you won’t be able to go out and run vigorously so try to get up and walk as much as you can.  Every little bit helps.  Not only do you need to exercise your body, you also need to exercise your mind.  A great exercise for the brain are puzzles that require accessing memories and using deductive reasoning.  Stock up on some crosswords or Sudoku books.

Memory loss that is due to aging is a slow process.  If you notice that suddenly you aren’t able to remember anything or there’s been a steep progression in your memory loss it’s very important that you see your doctor immediately!  Memory loss that is caused due to a medical condition and is caught early on could be the key to your treatment.  Brain tumors, stroke, infection, seizures or Alzheimer’s can all cause memory loss.  These are serious and need to be treated as quickly as possible.

If you are younger and know that your memory loss doesn’t have anything to do with aging, have you been feeling down in the dumps lately?  Depression is caused by (and may cause) chemical imbalances in the brain.  This will cause your brain to not function properly.  If you notice that you are suffering from symptoms such as sadness, not wanting to be with family or friends or a change in your appetite and also are having memory loss issues, seek professional treatment immediately.  Eating right, exercising, and plenty of rest along with the therapy or medication a doctor gives you will help fight depression.

Another way that memory loss can be caused is by a new medication.  Many drugs make you tired, very tired, which causes you to forget things.  If your doctor has prescribed a barbiturate, these can cause you to stop remembering things you used to.  If a medication is interfering with your every day life, ask your doctor what other options you have for treatment.  Herbal medicines can also be an option and those tend to have fewer side effects than conventional medicines.

The earlier you start taking action against memory loss the more likely you’ll be able to slow it down.

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