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Boost your memory and stay away from the mentioned problems

Updated on August 4, 2016
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Memory is the most important part of every person’s life as it boosts our brain power to remember things and build connections with different entities. It is a medium to hold on those things that we love, admire and never want to lose. But unfortunately, due to some causes and illnesses, we start to forget things and our memory tend to weakens gradually. If we keep forgetting things on the regular basis, then the problem becomes quite serious and can turn into a severe disease such as dementia. It deeply affects our ability to recall things and carry out every day activities.


Types of memory disorders/problems

There are different types of memory problems, out of which some are quite serious and some are just normal. Here, they are:

1. Dementia due to intoxication

High intake of alcohols affects our brain and can cause dementia. The regular use of alcohol-related products deeply damages our brain nerves that can lead to weakness and short term memory loss. The disorder is mostly found in young to middle-aged people. According to the medical research, people suffering from this disorder have high chances of getting cured with lesser chances of people suffering from permanent problem, which is incurable.

2. Alzheimer’s disease

The disease is named after German neurologist Alois Alzheimer. It is an infamously known disease and generally found among people who are 50 or more than 50 years old. As the disease prevails, it can result into severe mental deterioration by destroying brain cells and attacking nerves and transmitters. The disease is known to propagate from one generation to another.

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3. Dementia

Though a less severe disease, dementia can cause memory failures such that person can forget small things from time to time and face problems in dealing with daily activities. It can also cause personality changes as well as impaired reasoning, which means that the person would fail to frame the right meaning of the sentence spoken to him/her by another person. Fortunately, the disease does not have any long-term effects and person can recall the things after a while.

4. Memory Slip

Memory Slip is quite common among most of the people. It is more of a disorder of attention rather than mental disorder. Several thoughts going in mind at one time clutter up our memory center causing to lose our focus on everything. With growing age, paying attention to multiple things becomes tougher which is unable to be handled by brain and thus, it weakens our neurotransmitters. We tend to learn lesser as we grow older that lefts our brain unexercised and thus, results into memory slip.

5. Mental Blocks

In mental block, the frontal lobes of our brain tend to lose track, on temporary basis, of what our brain aims to do. It also means that our memory capacity becomes limited and remembering multiple thoughts becomes tougher as another thought can easily erase the previous thought. This disorder can be overcome by regular workout that includes mind games, physical exercise and meditation.

6. Post-traumatic Memory Loss

Stress or Depression due to bad accident, head injury or massive fight can cause physical changes to our brain cells that may result into long-term memory loss. During such situation, the brain gets flooded with brain chemical known as glutamate that reduces brain cells. Thus, people suffering from such problem experience shrinkage of the memory center.

7. Vascular Dementia

Oxygen is an element that ensures life within our body. Oxygen-bearing blood is transmitted to the brain via network of vessels. If somehow, this network breaks and oxygen supply to the brain fails, then brain cells can probably die. This can result into vascular dementia that causing the destruction of blood vessels leading to our brain. Person suffering from this memory disorder faces depression and mood swings as well as series of small strokes in the brain which is termed as multi-infarct dementia.


What causes this memory disorder?

  1. Depression: It is basically a mood disorder which is so intense such that it may cause lose of interest and headache.
  2. Head injury: It is a common term given to a brain dysfunction when it is hit by an outside force at a fast pace.
  3. Normal age-related memory loss: With growing age, brain nerves get weaker and result into this problem.
  4. Intoxication: Intoxication is a state or condition in which person is drunk and under control of alcohol.
  5. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): This problem may be seen from early childhood and may result into attention difficulty and impulsiveness.
  6. Post concussive Syndrome: It is a mild brain injury that is caused due to an accident or sudden blow to the head resulting into headache and dizziness.
  7. Sleep Deprivation: It is a chronic or an acute disease in which person feels difficulty in sleeping.
  8. Medication reaction or side-effect: It results due to overdoes or intake of wrong medicine.
  9. Carbon monoxide poisoning: It happens due to extreme inhalation of carbon monoxide. It comes from a source that burn fuel for example, cars, heaters and gas appliances.
  10. Bipolar disorder: It is a mental disorder related with extreme mood swings. It is also called as manic depression.
  11. Lyme disease: Lyme disease is an infectious disease which is caused by a bacteria. It results into joint pain and weakness in the limbs.
  12. Stroke: It is also called as cerebrovascular accident in which brain is intensely damaged due to the interference of its blood supply.
  13. Multiple Sclerosis: It destroys the insulin cover of nerves and weakens immune system resulting into vision loss and damage to brain as well as spinal cord.
  14. Parkinson disease: It is a movement disorder of the central nervous system that causes tremors and often starts with tremors in one hand.
  15. Schizophrenia: It is a serious mental disorder that causes person's abnormal behavior such that he/she finds difficult in thinking, feeling and acting.
  16. Vitamin B12 deficiency: It is also called as cobalamin deficiency that results due to anemia or nervous system injury.
  17. Insulin reaction: It is also called as hypoglycemia. It is caused when brain functions are highly damaged such that the result is lack of glucose in the body.
  18. Huntington disease: It is an inherited disorder in which the nerve cells present in brain get completely damaged over time.
  19. Brain tumor: It results due to the uncontrollable growth of the abnormal cells within the brain causing confusion, sleepiness and seizures.
  20. Brain infection: It results when the brain is attacked by large mass of germs causing inflammation of the tissues that cover spinal cord and brain.

What are the symptoms of this memory disorder?

  1. Hopelessness
  2. Anxiety
  3. Difficulty in speaking
  4. Personality changes
  5. Dizziness
  6. Confusion
  7. Nausea
  8. Headache
  9. Lack of concentration
  10. Lack of restful sleep
  11. Continuous brain injury
  12. Muscle weakness
  13. Double vision
  14. Stress
  15. Loss of coordination
  16. Forgetfulness


Working Memory

What is a working memory?

Working memory is said to be a cognitive system that has a limited capacity as well as a short-term memory buffer allowing for the manipulation of already stored information. It is a core executive function and very important for a person to work efficiently. It stimulates sensible reasoning, behavior, decision making and personality. It is also responsible for the processing, manipulation and transient holding of information.

Home treatments to maintain working memory even at old age

Best and effective home treatment


Almonds play an effective role not only in boosting memory, but also for improving eyesight and other eye-related problems as well.

Read Tips to avail the benefits of almonds

Other home treatments

  1. Mango Milkshake
  2. Sesame Seeds
  3. Cashew Nut
  4. Wheat Grass Juice
  5. Walnuts
  6. Coriander Powder with honey
  7. Gooseberries
  8. Hot Milk
  9. Ash Gourd
  10. Black Berry


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