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Master of Memory – Exercise for the Body & Mind. Andrew B. Crocker Extension Program Specialist – Gerontology Health Texas Cooperative Extension The Texas A&M University System 2006. Homework.

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master of memory exercise for the body mind

Master of Memory – Exercise for the Body & Mind

Andrew B. Crocker

Extension Program Specialist – Gerontology Health

Texas Cooperative Extension

The Texas A&M University System

2006

homework
Homework
  • Using only whole numbers, how high do you have to count before the letter “A” is used to spell a number?
    • One Thousand
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Homework
  • My friend’s birthday is in a month that does not have an “A” or “E” in its spelling. The day of the week contains an “E” and “U.” When is my friend’s birthday?
    • A Tuesday in July
palindromes
01. Midday – Noon

02. Tier – Level

03. Crazy – Kook

04. Father – Dad

05. Horn – Toot

06. Lady’s Title – Madam

07. Band’s Job – Gig

08. Chick Sound – Peep

09. Fails to Work – Dud

10. Body Part - Eye

Palindromes
exercise your body
Exercise Your Body
  • Physical activity is good for your overall health and well-being
  • Exercise helps
    • Strength
    • Balance
    • Flexibility
    • Endurance
  • Consult with your health provider
exercise resources
Exercise Resources
  • County Extension Agent
    • Information available through Extension Resource Library
  • National Institute on Aging
    • Feeling Fit for Life
      • http://www.niapublications.org/engagepages/exercise.asp
    • Exercise: A Guide
      • http://www.niapublications.org/exercisebook/index.asp
exercise your mind
Exercise Your Mind
  • Try new learning styles
  • Try to vary your challenging activities
  • Try to have a conversation with someone else regularly
  • Try to use new and different memory strategies
lesson one
Lesson One
  • Memory loss is not “normal” aging
  • Two types of intelligence
    • Fluid
    • Crystallized
  • Three types of learners
    • Auditory
    • Visual
    • Kinesthetic
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Lesson One
  • Three basic types of memory:
    • Sensory Memory
      • Momentary sensations and impressions
    • Short-term Memory
      • Holds information for several seconds while we decide what to do with it
    • Long-term Memory
      • Can Last FOREVER!
lesson two
Lesson Two
  • Memory Strategies
    • Concentration
    • Association
    • Repetition
    • Relaxation
lesson three
Lesson Three
  • Diet may affect brain function
    • Food and Nutrition
    • Water
  • Proper blood flow to the brain may be impacted by diet
  • Nutritional supplements may not be all they’re cracked up to be
lesson four
Lesson Four
  • Prescription and Over-the-Counter medications may affect memory
  • Caffeine, Nicotine & Alcohol may affect memory
  • Discuss all medications with all health providers
lesson five
Lesson Five
  • Physical illness may affect memory
  • Mental illness may affect memory
  • Social isolation may affect memory
  • Many illnesses affecting memory are treatable or reversible
  • Sleep
master of memory
Master of Memory
  • Find what works best for you
  • Try new things
  • Disregard the “norms”
  • Use it or lose it!
references
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