Memories are fleeting things. They don’t leave our minds but often get lost in our thoughts.
It’s Not Always Alzheimer’s
Most of us at one time or another have, either occasionally or more frequently, had the distressing experience of forgetting something, be the name of a street or person. These lapses in memory can cause irritation and frustration, as well as a fear that we’re “losing it” and beginning to the dark road to having Alzheimer’s disease.
While Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia are responsible for many cases of memory loss, the fact is that there are often other, things at play that can also cause memory loss. Better yet, some of them are easily reversed.
So, what causes us to forget? What prevents us from storing and retrieving some information or being able to recall it?
Here is one culprit…..
Most Short-Term Memories Are just that short-term and quickly forgotten. Some experts believe that you can only keep about seven items in short-term memory and those only for 20 to 30 seconds.
I’m sure you will remember being introduced to someone, only to not remember their name long enough to introduce them to someone else.
Have you ever found yourself walking into a room only to realize that you can’t remember why you went in there in the first place?
The cause more often than not is that you didn’t even attempt to put in your memory. It was an instantaneous thought that in the instant didn’t need a recall. Heck just going to get your keys is a no brainer right? Well, hold on there – on your way to get the key a multitude of important thoughts also came and went. So, while they didn’t require you to memorize them did however interrupt your short term memory about getting the keys.
The Good News Is You Can Learn to Improve Your Memory and we will be sharing some of these along the way. There however is one thing to consider as you work to improve your memory. Technology is great for remembering for us, but it can also be detrimental to enhancing our memory overall.
Whether the concern is for yourself or someone, it appears the key is maintaining and even improving ones memory is to keep your mind active and engage. Here is one tool that may help. Also while memories loss is not a game, we can use games to help us in keeping our memories.
Games such as these can help
Mind Power is something we all have -
The problem comes when we either don’t choose to use or don’t know how to maintain it. It is the same refrain you will hear me say over and over. I write it in my blogs, on my facebook pages and in my books and video – “USE IT OR LOSE IT!” If you have found these place here is your opportunity to check them out: