Battle ‘brain fog’ on Jan. 20 with Flamborough Connects
New year’s greetings from Flamborough Connects! We hope you had a restful holiday — while safely and securely following ongoing COVID protocols.
After almost two years of doing everything asked of us — social distancing, putting off events and vacations, getting vaccinated — here we are again. There is no doubt that whether we recognize it or not — many of us are starting to suffer mentally.
Flamborough Connects’ Virtual Educational Series is launching Thursday, Jan. 20, with “Mental Health and Older Adults,” presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association. Perfect timing for those who are feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, or experiencing pandemic brain or ‘brain fog.’
From an online article at PsychologyToday.com:
Brain fog is a state of cognitive dysfunction that makes the brain processes slower and less efficient.
Here are five tips to reduce memory loss due to brain fog:
Pay attention: Without taking a moment to think about and pay attention to new information, it is easy to confuse memories. Slow down, pay attention, and give your brain time to think about the information you are trying to store and retain.
Repetition: Regardless of your age, repeating information helps you remember it. When you repeat something in your mind over and over, you create a well-worn path of neurons that will take you directly to that memory with more and more ease each time.
Cut down on multitasking: Due to the explosion in social media and technology, many of us find ourselves too distracted by multiple stimulation sources all day long. If you cut down on the number of jobs you are doing at once, you can pay attention to what you are trying to remember.
Use agendas, alerts, and reminders: Much of the things we think about and try to remember during the day are influenced by our moods, biases, beliefs, experiences, expectations, and physiology at the time. If you write something down, your brain does not have to work as hard to remember.
Get organized: One of the most common complaints about forgetting involves losing everyday things we often carry, like keys or cellphones. By consistently placing items in the same place, you reduce the need to look for them. Routine and organization are great memory aids.
To register for the free virtual “Mental Health and Older Adults” session, call 905-689-7880 or email email@example.com.
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