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1. Stay physical... work out through shopping whatever, as exercises triggers neurogenesis- the birth of new brain cells responsible for memory & verbal learning.
2. Ageing makes it hard for us to encode & retrieve new information, particularly arbitrary information such as people's name. What you can do is recruit help from your sense of sight. Our visual sense take sup roughly 60% of our brain area. So if we want to remember a name, turn it into a visual image & link it to person's face.
3. Slow down the decline of brain power by deviating from daily patterns whenever possible. E.g jogging backwards or brushing your teeth with the other hand. This can increase blood flow in the brain & recharge your neurological connections!
4. Studies have shown simply watching sports can boost your learning & comprehension skills. That's a new one for me, but I do like to watch NBA... they are just so good.
5. Play a game of chess to quicken your wit. It promotes mental acuity & also improves neurological colour separation skills. Even those card games like gin rummy helps I think!