Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    8,978
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Forgetfulness: When to Ask For Help

    Forgetfulness: Knowing When To Ask For Help | National Institute on Aging
    NIH
    Retrieved March 2012

    Many people worry about becoming forgetful. They think forgetfulness is the first sign of Alzheimer's disease. Over the past few years, scientists have learned a lot about memory and why some kinds of memory problems are serious but others are not.

    Keeping Your Memory Sharp
    People with some forgetfulness can use a variety of techniques that may help them stay healthy and maintain their memory and mental skills. Here are some tips that can help:

    • Plan tasks, make "to do" lists, and use memory aids like notes and calendars. Some people find they remember things better if they mentally connect them to other meaningful things, such as a familiar name, song, book, or TV show.
    • Develop interests or hobbies and stay involved in activities that can help both the mind and body.
    • Engage in physical activity and exercise. Several studies have associated exercise (such as walking) with better brain function, although more research is needed to say for sure whether exercise can help to maintain brain function or prevent or delay symptoms of Alzheimer's.
    • Limit alcohol use. Although some studies suggest that moderate alcohol use has health benefits, heavy or binge drinking over time can cause memory loss and permanent brain damage.
    • Find activities, such as exercise or a hobby, to relieve feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression. If these feelings last for a long time, talk with your doctor.


    To learn more about about memory, aging and understanding when to ask for help download/ read/ print the attached brochure called the Age Page from the NIH National Insitute on Aging, Forgetfulness: Knowing When To Ask For Help
    Attached Files Attached Files

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Forgetfulness: When to Ask For Help


Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Disclaimer: PsychLinks is not responsible for the content of posts or comments by forum members.

Additional Forum Web Design by PsychLinks
© All rights reserved.