How to Keep a Vintage Memory Fine Tuned
Part of the Improving Your Memory For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Our brain’s ability to process information slows down as we get older; it’s just a fact of life. Your long-term memory stays intact, though, and your understanding of what you already know is greater. Some things to help retain your power to learn and recall are:
Reduce your stress level.
Improve your blood circulation — exercise!
Correct any reduction in your hearing or eyesight.
Push your temporal lobes into more activity. For example, listen to lectures and discuss them afterward.
Keep your occipital lobes humming. Attending photo and art shows is one way. Going on sightseeing trips is another.
Share jokes with friends. Join in the kinds of activities that your friends say are fun.
Change your routines. Try new routes that cause you to think.
Turn off the TV. Use the time to start a new hobby.
Go back to school. Attend adult-education classes.
Spend time with young people. They can inspire you and keep you quick on your feet.