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    Everyone has a tendency to be a little forgetful. We sometimes forget to pick up our car keys, an important file for work, or even someone’s name. As we grow older, we tend to lose some of the gray matter in our brains which is responsible for memory, among other things. If you want to preserve this gray matter for longer (and who wouldn’t?), the following article will be extremely helpful. Below are 7 exercises that will help keep your mind sharp at any age.

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    Of the 7 exercises, think I would find the use of "mnemonic devices" most helpful. I'm somewhat comforted about my own diminishing memory loss every time my 30 yr. old nephew and my son forget where they put everything. My son is so forgetful I gifted him "locator tiles" that can be attached to his key ring and placed in his wallet to help locate these oft forgotten items. Four tiles cost $64, but worth every penny for people who forget car keys, wallet, etc. every single day!!

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    I'm ambidextrous (the result of having my right arm in a cast for nearly a year when I was a child —long story). The one I'm attracted to is trying new foods, since I do enjoy the two meals I have, and I love variety.
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    I think that studying the foreign languages is the best way to keep your brain sharp.

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    That's an excellent idea. When I travel (when I can afford to, I should say), I try to learn a few basic phrases out of courtesy to the country I'm visiting... like, Please, Thank you, Good morning/day, evening, Where are the restrooms? (or, Where is — fill in the blank... a pharmacy, a hospital, a coffee shop, a restaurant, the train station...) It's a challenge to your eyes, your ears and your memory!
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    I think learning a language or a musical instrument are the most challenging, and probably the most effective, ways to keep your brain sharp. Unfortunately, my short term memory has become so bad it's difficult to learn anything new. It's a catch 22 situation!

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    language like programming ?

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    lizethwells, I don't understand your question. Can you re-phrase it?
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    I mean learning the programming language like java, C, React keeps the mind sharp or you are talking about the general language that we used to speak.

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    Oh, I see. I'd say both! The challenges in learning a foreign language or a programming language are similar. Either one would help sharpen your memory and thinking skills.
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    It's pretty hard to get mastered in any foreign language

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    So true! Living in a foreign country for a year (immersion) is the fastest and least painful path to learning a new language.
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    lizeth, it's the 'pretty hard' part that makes it so good for your brain! Doesn't matter if you don't fully master it.

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    Read Book, Play RPG games

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    Yup, and do challenging crossword puzzles. I often get into heated discussions on Facebook, which also activates the brain. There's today's article on pomegranates for brain health, and I recently read that a cup a day of dark green leafy or orange vegetables also helps to maintain or restore memory function.
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