There are different factors that influence memory and cognitive function. Thus, experts assure that performing memory exercises on a regular basis helps prevent and delay cognitive deterioration. In addition, other actions such as proper nutrition also provide important benefits.

It is necessary to highlight that memory is a key function of the human brain, since it allows us to record information, store it in the brain and use it when we need it . Likewise, it also helps to connect the events that occur in time.

However, memory can be affected by the natural aging process and as a consequence of certain diseases related to dementia.

Exercises to improve the memory

There are different exercises that help improve memory and that it is recommended to do regularly, especially in elderly people. This type of exercise helps prevent or stop cognitive deterioration, as reported by the organization 'ASISPA


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‘ASISPA‘ is an organization dedicated to working with older people and improving their quality of life. Thus, they usually use exercises to exercise their memory.

In this sense, it is necessary to consider the brain as a muscle. In this way, exercising the brain allows new neural connections to be established and favors learning and memory.

5 basic and effective exercises

Below we present 5 basic and effective exercises to exercise the memory recommended by ASISPA professionals:

  • Puzzles: Doing puzzles is an ideal activity to do alone or with others, and ideal for strengthen memory. In this type of exercise, the brain has to link the images of the pieces and remember what it had seen before. In addition, this activity stimulates concentration and patience.
  • Card games: For their part, card games also promote concentration and even to develop strategies to win a game, It is a fun and sociable exercise, great for exercising memory.
  • Calendar and clock: An effective activity for memory consists of marking on the calendar the day and current year on a regular basis. This exercise helps improve a person's spatial-temporal orientation. Interpreting the hours on a hand and digital clock is also highly beneficial for memory.
  • Learn: One of the exercises that most helps to maintain the activity of brain plasticity is learn. And when we talk about learning we refer to all its aspects, such as cooking recipes, songs, playing an instrument, historical data…etc.
  • Memory games: There are different memory games, such as looking at an image for a period of time and then answer that we have seen in it; as well as memorize the objects in the fridge or the bathroom.
  • As for visual memory games, some of the most appropriate are those that consist of looking for the differences between two images or finding an individual or object in a landscape.

    Thus, performing all these exercises regularly helps prevent memory problems and delay cognitive decline to enjoy a better quality of life.

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