As I get older, I’m finding that my recall skills are not as quick as they were a few years ago. Now I have to write notes or use other means to help my memory. I think I have good hearing, however; lately my voice recognition and understanding what people are saying, on the telephone especially, is more difficult. With certain people I have to cup my hand around the receiver to understand what people are saying.
My wife has a hearing deficiency and she often misunderstands what I am saying. Some of the problem with us seniors and memory is that we do not listen intently to what people are saying. We do not file information correctly. I have a tendency to try and do a multitude of things while listening to a conversation. My concentration level is not as it was when I was younger.
For example as i was typing this my wife was speaking to me and I was listening to her and still typing. I could do that years ago but not now.
I am checking out the following website. Those are 9 tips that are covered in detail on the website.
- Give your brain a workout
- Don’t skip the physical exercise
- Get your Zs
- Make time for friends
- Keep stress in check
- Have a laugh
- Eat a brain-boosting diet
- Identify and treat health problems
- Take practical steps to support learning and memory
I have tried all of them with one exception., Eating a brain-boosting diet. Now what is a brain boosting diet?
One of those mentioned is fish. I love fish but fish gives me gout. Maybe omega 3 tablets would work for me. I have to do some research.
Will keep you posted.