We all experience short term memory loss from time to time. We forget why we walked into a room or forget where we placed our keys. Sometimes it’s more serious and we forget that the stove is still on.
Psychologists believe that our memory is divided into three different stages: sensory, short-term and long-term. Short term memory is the equivalent of the brain’s “scratch pad” where information is temporarily held. Soon afterwards it acts as a filter and either completely discards sensory information or files it under long-term memory. While the “Three Stages of Memory” is still a theory among scientists, our knowledge about the brain has grown significantly in recent years and will continue to do so.
So what can you do to improve short-term memory loss? Here are a few helpful tips:
1.) Concentrate fully on what you are doing.
2.) Don’t multi-task and try to focus on one thing at a time.
3.) Avoid distractions.
4.) Say what you intend to do out loud.
5.) Eat brain-healthy foods such as wild salmon, walnuts, blueberries and avocados.
I also recommend taking a supplement called ProMemorzine by Progena. It contains huperzine A, which is derived from an herb known as Chinese Club Moss. Studies show that huperzine A may inhibit the enzyme cholinesterase. This is important because cholinesterase is known to break down a neurotransmitter in the brain called acetylcholine, which is essential for memory and learning.
Please call us at (970) 223-4422 if you have any questions about cognitive health or to purchase Pro Memorzine here at Aspen Wellness Center.