What is Making you so Forgetful of Late?

Often running around the house searching for car, house keys, eye glasses or struggling to recall the names of the person you recently met in the parking lot – does this sound like you?

You could be one among the frustrated many who often complain about their fading memory and aging; or a victim of high stress, short temper and multi-tasking. “Most people get a little more for-


getful with aging, but there are some simple things you can do to prevent memory slips and help your brain to learn and remember better,” says Dr. Anne Fabiny, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Memory-boosting tips


Train yourself to keep things in the same place where they are meant to be kept. Make it a habit to keep your cell phone, keys or eye glasses in the same place every time you use them, so that


Be mindful and in the moment, so that you pay attention to what you are doing to help create an enduring memory.


Avoid noisy environments and multitasking which distract you from focusing on things you are doing. This affects short term memory, which is common in the current day fast paced life.


Lack of quality sleep, high stress levels and fatigue can affect memory. Learn to manage stress effectively.


Cut down on smoking and alcohol, if you are addicted to it. Both can have a bearing on your memory loss.


Deep meditation helps relax the mind and accentuates your brain power. This helps boost your memory power.


Good oxygen supply and nutrition helps your brain to function at its optimum. Regular exercising and a balanced nutritious diet are sure to boost your memory.

If your slipping memory is interfering with your daily life, then you must consult a doctor.

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. The content is for educational purposes only. Please contact your doctor for any health care issues.

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