Simple Tips to Improve Memory

We can all benefit from reminders of a few basics from time to time. Here are some simple tips to improve memory from Dr. Mijail D. Serruya at Jefferson University Hospital.

Simple tips to improve memory: face-to-face conversation is important for your brain

Simple Tips to Improve Memory

3. Keep a lively social calendar

We are social beings and we need social interaction. Facebook may connect you with old friends and stay in touch with far-flung family members, but face-to-face time is much more important for your brain. Make a point to go on a dinner date with your spouse or go to a comedy club with friends.

5. Some other things that can help

Take time to disengage from all the gadgets that surround you. Meditative practices such as mindfulness-based stress reduction have been shown to enhance mood, memory and attention. Try to listen more and focus on paying attention.

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I find it particularly interesting that in point #3 above, Dr. Serruya tells us that when it comes to maintaining our social connections, face-to-face time is much more important for our brains than the Facebook-type connections we make. So put down your devices from time to time and talk to people. It’ll do your brain good.

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