Are you finding that you forget where you left your keys more and more often? Can you only remember the birth months of your closest friends and family, but not the birthdays? Do you find yourself walking into rooms and not knowing why you went in there in the first place?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are experiencing common symptoms of memory loss. There is nothing strange about losing mental acuity as you age, for this is a natural process. But something that “happens to everyone” in fact does not have to happen to you. With the right steps and procedures, you can actually improve your memory and keep your mental focus long into your golden years.
Treatments to Help Restore Your Memory
Experimental drugs and risky surgeries are arguably not an ideal way to go about restoring your memory. You could be gambling with your very health just to remember if you locked the backdoor or not. Instead, you should consider how physical therapy, occupational therapy, and long-term care can help you. All of these options are noninvasive, minimize stress, and are virtually risk-free, but can still sharpen your mental acuity.
A big part of restoring your memory is actually restoring your health. In order for you to be secure in totality, you must care for your body, mind, and soul. This is where physical therapy comes into play in restoring your memory. Through alleviating the everyday aches and soreness, you free your mind to relax and remember.
Occupational therapy is focused on re-teaching the body techniques and skills after undergoing an injury or debilitating illness. The same methods that can help a worker relearn how to use a piece of machinery or move their bodies without pain can be applied to memory restoration. Repeating simple lessons or practices can help your mind reconnect pieces of information, making remembering new events or recalling old ones easier than ever.
The more you believe your memory has degraded, the more extended and long-term therapy sessions can benefit you. If you would like to know more, you are encouraged to contact our specialists at King Street Rehab, the trusted name in Westchester County rehabilitation. Ask us about scheduling a tour of our facilities to get a detailed look at our center and to really get to know our friendly and caring staff.