Treatment of forgetfulness

Written By The HealthMeth Team - Updated On Saturday, March 13, 2021 6:00 PM


Forgetting occurs either as a result of the disappearance and disappearance of memories, which usually happens when information in the short term memory is forgotten , or as a result of the inability to retrieve and retrieve memories stored in the memory system, which is the case usually When information in long-term memory is forgotten . [1]

Treatment of forgetfulness

Articles that help treat forgetfulness

The following materials help treat forgetfulness:

  • Fatty fish: Especially fish that contain omega-3 fatty acids (Omega 3 Fatty Acids), which is important for brain functioning . It is also possible to take nutritional supplements that contain omega-3 if you are unable to eat fish. [2]
  • Coconut oil : Coconut oil contains types of fatty acids that increase the brain's work in improving memory. [2]
  • Eggs: Eggs contain a substance called choline that helps manufacture the neurotransmitter that works in the brain, acetylcholine, so its presence in the diet increases memory, but it should be eaten in moderation because it contains high amounts. Of cholesterol . [2]
  • Vitamin B complex : These vitamins contributethe improvementmemory forproductionneurotransmitters necessary forbody, as it helps to protectnerves, strengthenbrain and the immune system . It is found in bananas, avocados, and whole grains such as kidney beans, black beans, green chickpeas, and other types of grains. [2]
  • Oil Herb Rosemary : research conducted in the Journal of advances therapeutic in psychopharmacology "Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology" in 2012 twenty participants, indicated the results that the smell of rosemary oil may contribute to increase the speed and accuracy when performing functions Mentality. Northumbria University researchers also conducted an experiment in 2013 on sixty-six healthy adults that aimed to elucidate the effect of the scent of rosemary oil in aiding mental exams. In addition, Northumbria University researchers found in 2017 that elementary school-age children who were in a room where the rosemary oil spray was sprayed performed better on the results of the mental tasks that were asked of them than their colleagues who were in another room where the rosemary oil was not applied. . [3]
  • Ginger : Accordingstudy published in 2011 entitled "dietary supplements containing ginger enhances working memory in women after menopause" whereunderwent sixty medium Thai woman age in postmenopause, and summarized that Ginger extract is considered an important candidate for increased cognition in postmenopausal women, yet knowledge of the mode of action and the active substance with effect is still under study. [4]
  • Plant nut : Accordingstudy published in 2015 inJournalNutrition Health and Aging "The journal of nutrition, health &aims to studyrelationship betweenconsumptionplant nut and cognitive function, whichconducted onsample ofUnited States betweenages community Between twenty and ninety years old, I have concluded that there is an important and positive link between nut consumption and cognitive functions in adults, regardless of age, gender or race. [5]

Instructions to help treat forgetfulness

Some activities help to strengthen and activate memory and prevent memory loss and dementia, including: [6]

  • Maintaining mental activity: Mind-stimulating activities such as crossword games, learning to play musical instruments, and others help preserve the brain and delay memory loss .
  • Regular contact with others: Social activity helps prevent depression and stress that contribute to memory loss.
  • Organizing: such as writing down tasks, appointments, etc., and reading the tasks that are being written aloud helps to memorize and install them in the memory. It also helps to write a list of tasks that must be completed and verify the tasks performed. In addition to not accomplishing several things and tasks simultaneously, and confusion and confusion are reduced.
  • Sleeping well: so that getting an adequate amount of sleep is a priority, as sleep has an important role in strengthening and stabilizing memories, and thus the ease of retrieving these memories. It is worth noting that the amount of sleep that most adults need ranges from seven to nine hours a day.
  • Inclusion of physical activities within the daily schedule: The Department of Health and Human Services recommends for healthy adults to spend a hundred and fifty minutes per week practicing moderate sports activities such as brisk walking, or seventy-five minutes per week practicing violent sports activities such as sport Jogging, as it is preferable to be distributed during the week, as the practice of physical activities increases blood flow to all parts of the body, including the brain , which may contribute to maintaining the strength of memory .
  • Controlling chronic health conditions: You must follow the instructions and advice of the attending physician regarding any chronic disease, as taking care of yourself may improve memory, and among these diseases are depression , high cholesterol, and diabetes Thyroid diseases , and others. The treatments and medications must be followed up with the attending physician. Some medications may affect memory.

Theories explaining forgetfulness

Among the theories that might explain forgetting: [1]

  • Trace Decay Theory: This theory assumes that memories leave an impact - a physical or chemical change in the nervous system - in the brain , where forgetfulness occurs as a result of going away and the spontaneous decay of these effects. This theory explains the forgetfulness that occurs in short term memory.
  • Displacement theory: This theory explains the forgetfulness that may occur in the short-term memory, and assumes that there is a specific capacity for short-term memory, and when it is filled with information, the new information is replaced by the old information, and it is removed from the memory and thus this old information is forgotten.
  • Interference theory: This theory assumes that forgetfulness occurs as a result of the interference and confusion of ideas to each other. This theory has two methods and two explanations, namely, proactive interference, which occurs when old memories distort the learning of new memories, and retroactive interference that occurs when new memories distort the existence of old memories.
  • Lack of Consolidation: The consolidation process is considered to be the time required to effect changes in the nervous system when new information is obtained, as the information is transmitted in the meantime from the short-term memory to the long -term memory in order to be properly recorded and saved, depending on According to some evidence, the consolidation process may be impaired when there are defects or problems in a part of the brain called the hippocampus, and aging may also cause this.
  • Retrieval Failure Theory: This theory assumes the presence of information stored in long-term memory, but it is not recoverable due to the loss of the necessary signals to retrieve it.


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  2. ^ A b t w ByNduta Wambura (2014-06-11), "Forgetful? Treat It With Food" , the Ask The Nutritionist , Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  3. Dr Rob Hicks (2017-09-06), "Can smelling rosemary improve memory?" , WebMD , Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  4. Naritsara Saenghong, Jintanaporn Wattanathorn, Terdthai Tong-Un, and others (2011), “Ginger Supplementation Enhances Working Memory of the Post-Menopause Women” , American Journal of Applied Sciences , Issue 8, Folder 12, page 1241-1248.
  5. L. Arab, A. Ang (March 2015), "A cross sectional study of the association between walnut consumption and cognitive function among adult us populations representation in NHANES" , The journal of nutrition, health & aging , Issue 3, Folder 19, Page 284--290.
  6. Mayo Clinic Staff (2016-11-15), "Memory loss: 7 tips to improve your memory" , , Retrieved 2017-09-15.