Lesson 5 -Staying Mentally Alert

Memory Busters

Scientists have quite a bit of information on what makes memory worse. Which of the following Memory Busters can be found in your current lifestyle?

  • Lack of sleep (or too many sleeping pills)
  • Difficulties with hearing and vision (and not getting available aids for these difficulties)
  • Too much alcohol
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Lack of stimulation
  • Social isolation
  • Heavy tobacco use
  • Stress
  • Poor nutrition
  • Too much television
  • Anti-anxiety and anti-depression drugs
  • Anti-hypertensive drugs
  • Information overload
  • Sedentary lifestyle

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