Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sharpening memory for older people

I got this from the Higher Balance Institute site for members. This holds true for older people, but not just older people. This article says that older people are more uninhibited.
Time To Spring Clean ... Your Mind
Written by Ray Ross
Thursday, 21 April 2011 19:37
If you struggle to remember names and numbers or frequently fail to follow the plot of a film, help could be at hand.

Scientists say the problem is that you know too much – and you need to declutter, or spring-clean your mind.


Get a good night’s sleep
Take up meditation or yoga to calm the mind
Learn a language or musical instrument to keep the mind young
Do crossword puzzles to keep the brain active
Exercise for a healthy mind as well as a healthy body
Socialise to keep the mind sharp
This dovetails with an article that touts the value of learning a musical instrument as a child to help with the brain, and it may staveoff Alzheimer's. Because I played piano, violin and some guitar, something about learning instruments and playing them keeps the mind sharp. The longer you played an instrument, the better your memory will be. It is even good for older peopleto take up an instrument, to keep the mind sharp. Koraling Lynne

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