So far no memory medicine has been invented. Although supplements with ginko biloba and lecithin are very popular, doctors clarify that this is just a "marketing issue".
They do no harm, but neither do they, and studies have not proven their effectiveness. "There is a great deal of confusion between the medicine containing a standardized extract of ginko biloba and the so-called supplements. The leaf that is not processed in the laboratory can also contain harmful substances, instead the drug has been tested and studied and has favorable effects on the proven memory disorders ”, says Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Băjenaru, neurologist.
As for lecithin, the only beneficial effects would be to speed up circulation. "Lecithin has not proven its validity in relation to cognitive performance, they are not endorsed by EMEA and FDA. It does no harm, but neither does intellectual performance increase. It may improve circulation, cause vaso-dilatation, but so, complete Dr. Constatin Popa, neurologist at the Institute of Cerebrovascular Diseases in Bucharest
Intellectual activity rebus and sleep
Reducing stress, focusing exercises, scheduling events using calendars, lists, organizing work tasks and maintaining routine are the first steps to a more active memory.
They are also added various "memory tricks": for example, repeat the name of a person as soon as you become acquainted, associate numbers with various dates or events, and re-think the course of an action, solve the rebus.
Prevention can extend the memory age up to 80-100 years "with intense intellectual activity.
Also, a good sleep (night sleep) can help fix the information, being the time when the brain filters the information and gets rid of the non-essential ones ”. The sustained intellectual activity must be accompanied by recreational activity, because overcrowding also inhibits the brain.