Enhancing Memory as You Age

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The health and vitality of your brain are important for a good memory. There's a lot you can do to boost your memory and mental performance, whether you're a student studying for final exams, a working professional trying to do whatever you can to remain mentally sharp, or a senior looking to maintain and strengthen your grey matter as you age.

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but scientists have discovered that this is actually not true when it comes to the brain. Particularly in old age, the human brain has a remarkable capacity to adapt and change. Neuroplasticity is the word for this capacity. Your brain can create new neural pathways, alter existing connections, and adapt and respond in ever-changing ways with the right stimulus.

When it comes to learning and memory, the brain's remarkable capacity to reshape itself is real. At any age, you can use the natural strength of neuroplasticity to strengthen your cognitive skills, increase your ability to learn new things, and improve your memory.

Enhancing Memory as you age

Brain exercises

Your brain has developed millions of neural pathways by the time you enter adulthood, which help you process and remember knowledge easily, solve familiar problems, and perform routine tasks with minimal mental effort. However, if you still follow these well-worn routes, you aren't supplying your brain with the stimulus it needs to continue to grow and develop. It's necessary to turn things up now and then!

You must “use it or lose it” when it comes to memory, just as you must “use it or lose it” when it comes to physical strength. The more you stimulate your brain, the more knowledge you'll be able to absorb and recall. However, not all behaviours are produced equal. The best brain exercises challenge you to use and build new brain pathways by breaking up your routine.

Consider learning a new talent, such as how to play the guitar, make pottery, juggle, play chess, speak French, dance the tango, or perfect your golf swing. Any of these tasks, as long as they keep you challenged and active, will help you develop your memory.

Physical exercise

Though mental exercise is beneficial to brain health, it doesn't mean you can never work up a sweat. Physical activity keeps the mind sharp. It enhances blood flow to the brain and decreases the risk of memory loss from diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Exercise also increases the effects of feel-good chemicals in the brain and decreases stress hormones. Maybe most significantly, exercise improves neuroplasticity by enhancing new neural connections and increasing growth factors.

Good Sleep

The amount of sleep you can get by on and the amount you need to work at your best are vastly different. In order to prevent sleep deprivation, over 95 percent of adults need between 7.5 and 9 hours of sleep every night. Just a few hours saved makes a difference! Memory, imagination, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking abilities have also been harmed.

Sleep, on the other hand, is vital to learning and memory in a more basic way. Sleep is required for memory consolidation, according to studies, with the most significant memory-enhancing activity occurring during the deepest stages of sleep.


Do you think of “serious” things like grappling with the News Papwr crossword puzzle or mastering chess strategy when you think of ways to boost memory, or do you think of more lighthearted pastimes like hanging out with friends or watching a funny movie? It's probably the former if you're like the rest of us. Numerous research, on the other hand, indicate that a life full of friends and fun has cognitive benefits.

Manage stress

One of the brain's worst enemies is stress. Chronic stress damages the hippocampus, the brain area involved in the development of new memories and the recovery of old ones, over time, killing brain cells and weakening the hippocampus. Stress has also been related to memory loss.


You've always heard that laughter is the best medicine, and this is true for the brain, memory, and body. Unlike emotional responses, which are confined to particular areas of the brain, laughter includes several brain regions.

Listening to jokes and figuring out punch lines often stimulates brain areas that are important for learning and creativity.

Eat healthy diet

The brain, like the body, requires oxygen. You probably already know that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, “healthy” fats (like olive oil, nuts, and fish) and lean protein is good for your health, but it can also help you remember things. It's not just what you eat for brain health—even it's what you don't eat.

Manage health problems

Do you have a nagging feeling that your memory has diminished for no apparent reason? If that's the case, it's likely that a health or lifestyle concern is to blame.

Memory loss is caused by a variety of factors, not just dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Memory deficiency can be caused by a number of illnesses, mental health conditions, and drugs.

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