Pick up a copy of the November issue of National Geographic magazine and turn to the How to Help page “Memory Boosters” for tips on ways to keep your memory going strong.
Reduce Stress – New research supports the long-held belief that distress and anxiety are bad for the brain.
Keep the Body Healthy – our brain will likely benefit, too, from a healthy diet (antioxidant-rich foods like blueberries may protect brain cells, aiding memory), regular exercise, and possibly light use of alcohol (a new study indicates a daily glass might slow dementia)
Stay Rested – Data suggest a good night’s sleep improves motor memory up to 30 percent after a lesson (e.g., piano).
You probably already know about those ways to keep your memory going. What you probably do not know is who belongs to the hand in the photograph.
I am here to give you the answer and you’d better remember the answer. It’s me!
Memory Boosters // photo by Becky Hale, NGS Staff