Patient discussion about memory

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Q. What shall I give to eat for a good memory?

My son forgets any given tasks very easily. With any given task either he will not complete the task or he will forget. His grandfather is having Alzheimer’s disease and I do not want him to suffer the same in his old age. What shall I give to eat for a good memory?
AYou can give him legumes, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, onions, almonds, salmon fish, sardine fish, berries, cherries, oranges, apples and plums. Reduction of diet rich in saturated fats after the age of 30 is also helpful. These foods provide with antioxidants, vitamins and good oils required for brain and its health. But don’t feed him with these foods only. Balanced diet plays a big role than anything else in this world. These are just supplements to support him not only for his brain but his whole body as well.
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Q. Which HERBAL medicine will increase my memory?

I am reporter working for a familiar news channel with reputed name. The management trusts my words because I am very good in my memory. But for the past few months I am facing some memory loss and took some English medicine which is not much effective. So now I like to change my medication. Which HERBAL medicine will increase my memory?
A1Yes, Macska - I actually heard that that helps your memory a lot. Also math problems.
A2Or you can learn long poems, it is useful too.
A3Great answer Lixurion. So happy to see you are back and helping others again. I wanted to add that you can also consult with Dr. Malinksy which has a lot of experience with memory issues at http://www.imedix.com/health_community/members/dr_malinsky

Q. Have food supplements like Ginkgo Biloba been proven to delay memory disorders?

AMany people are interested in the health benefits of food supplements, hoping that natural substances can have the same efficacy as drugs. The answer to this specific question is NO. A recent study that was published after testing 3,000 people has shown no difference between those who took Ginkgo and those who didn’t. There is no food supplement, including Ginkgo Biloba that was scientifically proved to have the capacity to prevent or delay Dementia. Eating Romaine lattice, broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach have shown good results. Fish with Omega 3 have shown good results too.

Q. I want to improve my memory. I do a Sudoku every day and crossword puzzles. Do I need to do anything else?

A1I myself do believe that brain games (like sudoku, brain age, etc.) will help all of us to improve our brain function, and later in the future will help to DELAY the degenerative process of our brain.

Here I paste a link related to this topic :
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/08/opinion/08aamodt.html?_r=1

That is, practice can certainly make people better at sudoku puzzles or help them remember lists more accurately. The improvement can even last for years. Similarly, people tend to retain skills and knowledge they learned thoroughly when they were younger. Unless the activities span a broad spectrum of abilities, though, there seems to be no benefit to general mental fitness.

For people whose work is unstimulating, having mentally challenging hobbies, like learning a new language or playing bridge, can help maintain cognitive performance. But the belief that any single brain exercise program late in life can act as a quick fix for general mental function is almost entirely f
A2I often encounter this question, and I wanted to share it with you. These are very good activities that stimulate the brain. You want to engage in additional mental activities that require other types of thinking in order to engage more of your mental capacity. Most importantly, maintaining brain health also depends on other components of healthy life style, such as being physically active, keeping a healthy diet, and reducing stress levels.

Q. Is forgetting where you parked your car a sign of a memory problem?

Is forgetting where you parked your car a sign of a memory problem? Should you be concerned and consult your doctor about it?
AThis is a common concern that adults voice. However, I wouldn’t be concerned if it is just that. Forgetting where you parked your car is more a problem of inattention than of memory. Adults compared to the young are less good at Divided Attention. They are not as good at simultaneously thinking about an issue and paying attention to where they parked their car. They tend not to pay attention to where they are parked and not register this information in their mind in the first place. What you do not pay attention to, you cannot expect to remember. The solution is to make a habit of paying attention to where you are parked. Take a good look at the surroundings before you leave the parking lot and then you will notice fewer incidence of the problem.

Q. how do you know if you have early onset of alzheimers? i'm 47. i do have extreme tremors at times and memory l

i was told this could be what i have by a psychiatrist. What else can cause me to have these symptoms at my age and how do i know?
A1any time ;)
A2thanks to both of the people that gave me info on alzheimers. i greatly appreciate it.
A3Some early signs of Alzheimer's disease are:
Trouble remembering recent events.
Problems remembering namesof people and places.
Trouble solving simple math problems.

Alzheimer's disease usually affects people over 60. There are some illnesses and problems that may look like Alzheimer’s, but are caused by other problems.
These include:

Bad reaction to certain medicines
Depression
Not eating enough healthy foods, or too few vitamins and minerals in your body
Brain tumors
Blood vessel disease
Thyroid problems

Some of these illnesses can be treated. Once treated, your confusion and memory loss should go away. The point is to get checked out by your doctor. Don’t let fear stop you from seeing your doctor. You can get help.


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