Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Memory Loss !!!

The most common excuse which everyone of us give - Memory loss !!! Though we people generally use memory loss for excuse purpose, it is really a gift that God has given us !!!

To understand memory loss, we need to know how brain stores the information !!!

Information is stored in different part of memory.

1. Recent Memory
2. Short Term Memory
3. Long Term Memory

Information stored in Recent Memory includes things we did few hours before, something like breakfast we ate !!!

Short term memory stores the things we did in recent past (say few days or months before), something like name of a person we met a week back, place visited previous month etc !!!

Long term memory stores our past happenings, something like childhood information or moments happened before few years !!!

Do we loose our memory as we get old ?!!?

This is the question which everyone of us encounters !!! Scientifically speaking when we reach 20 years, we begin loosing our brain cells at a time !!! Our body also starts making less of the chemicals our brain needs to work !!! The older we grow, we are affected more !!!

Aging may affect our memory by changing the way the brain stores the information and by making it harder to recall the stored information !!! But aging affects our recent memory only !!!

Is aging the only cause for memory problems ?!!?

Not at all !!! There are many more factors which could cause hearing problem !!! These includes depression, side effect of drugs, head injury and alcoholism !!!

Is memory loss a problem ?!!?!?

Before answering this, let me introduce a term called dementia !!! Dementia is a loss of brain function which occurs with certain diseases !!! It affects memory, thinking, language, judgement and behaviour !!!

Now, memory problem is never a disease unless it affects our daily activities !!! If we forget the name of person we met before a day, it is not a serious concern !!! But if we forget the activity we did several times in our life, then it is a problem !!! That is if I forget the way to my office which I have been going for past 5 years, then it is a problem !!!

Another difference between normal memory problems and dementia is that normal memory loss doesn't get much worse over time !!! Dementia gets much worse over several months to several years !!!

If we just think why God makes us forget things after age of 20, we might end up with an interesting answer !!!

If we never forget our past, we would have developed more and more enmity !!! Our peacefulness would have got ruined !!! Thanks to God or Science for gifting us with this precious resource !!!

Lastly, make sure your recent memory prompt you to recommend this blog to your friends and relatives !!! Let short term memory make you come back to this blog time and again !!!

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