Memory is the ability to store, retain and recall information. With so much of health care concerns looking at aging issues, dementia and Alzheimer’s is high on most peoples list. Exercising your brain is just as important as exercising your muscles so here are a few simple suggestions to keep your memory sharp:
1. Play games, particularly ones that require you to remember previous moves and conceptualize future moves and combinations. Chess is a great example.
2. Pay attention to details wherever you go, particularly when the situation involves multiple stimuli. See how many details you can remember after a quick scan of your environment.
3. Teach while you learn. Whether you’re helping a friend study for a test or reading to your children, you’re more likely to retain information the more you repeat it.