We are who we are in large part because of our recollections, but as we get older, our memories get worse. One of the major worries that adults have as they age is that their decline would be so severe that they won't be able to live freely.
The good news is that, even as we age, our brain continues to amaze scientists with its extraordinary ability to alter and develop new synaptic connections. Neuroplasticity is a term that describes this idea. Researchers studying neuroplasticity have found that our memory function is pliable, similar to plastic, rather than fixed.
To take full advantage of neuroplasticity, you’ll need to exercise your brain and take care of your body. These tips and tricks are some of the most effective methods for improving memory.
- Learning something new
- Try acronyms, abbreviations and mnemonics.
- Construct a mind palace.
- Use all your senses.
- Don’t turn to google right away.
- Manage stress
- Drink water
- Enjoy nature
- Practice yoga