Memory Problems In Kids

Memory Problems In Kids

Memory is a basic power that plays an essential role in forming a person’s personality. Memory is very important for learning, development of mental faculties and overall development. Memory problems in kids can create issues with day to day functioning, cause poor performance in school and slow down learning of new skills.

In Ayurveda, health is the equilibrium of all 3 doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), Agni (metabolic activity), Dhatu (metabolism), mala (toxic waste products), Atma (soul), Indriya (sense organ) and Mana (mind).

Functions of mind are correlated with the Buddhi (intellect), Dhi (perception), Dhruti (retention) and Smriti (memory). Dhi, Dhruti and Buddhi takes part as a key role for understanding & learning of something, while Smriti helps to regain or recall them.

Causes Of Memory Problems In Kids

Factors that might influence the development of memory could be :

  • Genetics: Some learning disorders can be hereditary and run in families.
  • Medical conditions: Poor growth of the baby in womb, exposure to alcohol or drugs before birth, can cause learning disorders. Head injuries during birth or later in life is also a factor.
  • Environmental exposure:Any exposure to environmental toxins (like lead, carbon monoxide etc) can cause learning problems.

Symptoms Of Memory Problems In Kids

Identifying poor memory problems can be difficult. Your child might have a poor memory if he or she :

  • Difficulty in understanding simple things
  • Poor memory especially short term memory
  • Poor coordination in walking and motor skills like holding a pen
  • Forgetfulness, especially for day to day items such as books etc

Ayurvedic Treatment For Memory Problems In Kids

  • Internal medicine
  • Medhya rasayan chikitsa
  • Medhya
  • Manovatratay chikitsa
  • Manas chikitsa
  • Buddhi smriti chikitsa
  • Satvajaya chikitsa
  • Daiva vyapashraya chikitsa
  • Samupdeshan chikitsa
  • Panchkarma
  • Shirodhara
  • Shiropichu
  • Abhyangam
  • Utavartan
  • Nasya
  • Yoga and pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Mental diet plan
  • Memory boost program
  • Counselling and psychotherapy guidance program
  • Buddhi Smriti program

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Eating the right diet may also increase and help retain your memory’s capacity.
  • Green leafy vegetables like cabbage and spinach; fruits like plums, berries and tomatoes are highly recommended.
  • The Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish help memory retention

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

Eating the right diet may also increase and help retain your memory’s capacity. Leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, spinach and Swiss chard are recommended by some researchers, as are berries, plums, and cherry tomatoes. The Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish like salmon, herring, and anchovies are also thought to help memory retention.

Lifestyle Changes (Vihar)

  • Activities that challenge the brain with simple exercise can also help your memory. 6

Yogasanas:

The following asanas/practices help in improving memory and concentration –

Tadasana

Tiryaka

Vrukshasana

Virabhadrasana  

Trikonasana    

Pranayama- Anuloma-Viloma

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