Sound familiar?? These are all recent headlines in leading newspapers
and magazines. If you believe any of these then do I have a deal for
you!! Seriously though, if you read something and it seems too good to
be true, it most likely is.
Ads promising to drastically improve your memory, almost overnight,
are everywhere. I always cringe when I read them, knowing that
thousands of people will respond, hoping for a miracle. The fact of
the matter is, there is no magic panacea for combatting memory loss.
Are there some things that can help? Absolutely. But they take work on
our part – eating better, staying physically fit, engaging in mentally
stimulating activities, socializing, reducing stress and more.
Currently there are no medications on the market that cure memory
loss. Even the drugs designed specifically for dementia can only help
with the symptoms – and even then, only for some people. Are these
drugs worth a try if one is diagnosed? In most cases, I think the
answer is yes. We shouldn’t though, expect results immediately. Again,
they can help with the symptoms but they are not a cure.
Can a pill cause us to lose weight without any effort on our part to
exercise and eat better? Of course not! If there were, I’d be taking
Can we take a course and learn everything we need to do to reverse
memory loss? Most likely not. We can certainly learn to do things
which can help with memory loss but as for reversing it, again without
any effort on our part, no way!
So next time you read an ad and it offers a miracle cure, ask yourself
the following questions:
- Is it too good to be true?
- Will I get results with little or no effort?
- Is it sponsored by a credible source?
- If it’s a workshop, is the facilitator legitimate and does she/he have experience in the field?
- Do I really need to pay money to improve my memory or do I instead need to change my diet, exercise more, engage in mentally stimulating activities, spend time with optimistic friends and family and work on reducing stress in my life?
I think we all know the answers!!
Have a great Memorial Day Weekend everyone – and a big thank you to
all those who have served our country in the armed forces. We owe you
a great deal of gratitude!
Written by Kristin Einberger of www.brain-boosters.com