Cognitive stimulation

Maryam ziaei
2 min readFeb 28, 2021


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If we are not careful now, we are going to face a tsunami of cognitive decline and dementia in near future. Now the question is how we can protect our cognitive functions so we could benefit from having a reliable memory and enough decision-making capacity even when we get to older ages.

Our scientists are working hard to expand the life span, but do we want to only live longer, or do we want to live healthier too?

We need to understand that our memory is fragile. While we have an amazing and powerful brain, our memory can and does fail us from time to time. That relies on the power of the attentional system. Our attention helps us to orient our resources towards important and meaningful information in the environment and that information that grabs our attentional resources is more likely to be remembered better. If our attention is pulled from different directions all the time, our memory will suffer and we won’t remember much from events that happen in our life either. Our attentional system is impacted by our goals or stimuli in the environment.

What to do?

How can we improve our cognitive health and protect our memory and cognitive faculties such as decision making too?

One of the very well-known strategy is to help your brain to learn new things.

Learning helps to activate new neural pathways, the generation of new cells in the brain, and helping to protect existing neurons. Is every learning effective? Maybe yes but to optimize the benefit of learning new skills on our brain health we need to ensure that the subject is :

Engaging, Accessible, and Challenging!

You need to commit fully and practice as much as possible for the neural pathway to form in the brain and be beneficial.

Another important tip for our cognitive health is reducing decision-making fatigue. Reduce your decision makings during the day.

Decision-making fatigue is a phenomenon by which we feel tired and exhausted because we have made so many decisions and our resources are already depleted.

The last tip is to avoid multitasking. We are simply switching between two demanding tasks and best to focus our attention on one task at a time if the tasks are challenging or demanding or we are new to them.

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Maryam ziaei

I'm a neuroscientist, a mum, and a mental health advocate. I inspire to help people get through difficult stages of their lives.