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Child has lack of memory power. Advise?

Feb 2013
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Age- 9 years old, studying in class IV,
Problem is lac of memory power, pl suggest.
Posted Sat, 12 Oct 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. E Venkata Ramana 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Concentratio, practice, and a well balanced diet.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Memory is a complex process in which understanding of things, storing them in the brain, and recalling them whenever it is required.

In an otherwise normal and healthy child, the cause of lack of memory power is inability to understand, concentrate, and to reproduce it whenever required.

Here I can suggest you some tips to improve his memory power:

1. Look for any signs of nutritional deficiencies like anemia and vitamin
deficiencies.If they are present, they should be treated with supplementation
of iron, hematinics, and multivitamins.

2. A proper schedule of adequate sleep helps in improving memory in children.
A consistent sleeping schedule on a regular basis will work in a positive
manner enhancing the brain memory function.

3. Reduce television watching to improve his memory if the child has habit of
viewing television excessively.

4. A balanced diet will help to improve his memory. A proper balanced meal
should contain proteins, carbohydrates, fiber, minerals, vitamins, and other
micro nutrients. Some foods like beetroot, carrots, radish, spinach, legumes,
broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, fruits, fish like mackerel, salmon, tuna, and
sardines, yogurt, and milk products are know to improve memory so these
foods have to be incorporated in his regular diet.

5.Ask the child to participate in memory games or memory exercises like to solve
jigsaw puzzles, maths puzzles, and mix & match activities.

6. Ask the child to concentrate on things and to practice repeatedly to master
on subject.

7. Hard tasks should be made into easy one by breaking, clearly understanding,
and to reproduce them before going to exams.

8. Visualization or making and showing in practically will help him to remember.

Hope I have answered your query, if you have any clarifications please let me know.

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Follow-up: Child has lack of memory power. Advise? 26 minutes later
As per your tips the diet of the child is ok, all the required fruits & vegetables has been given to him but his weight is only 23kg now. pl suggest.
Answered by Dr. E Venkata Ramana 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Add more calorie and protein containig foods.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for getting back.

His weight of 23 Kg is in the normal range as per the CDC growth charts. But it is on the lower side of normal range(just above the 3rd percentile).

Try to improve his diet by adding more protein and calories in the form of regular diet by adding boiled eggs, and boiled ground nuts on daily basis.

You can add some amount of ghee to his regular food to increase the caloric value of food which will cause weight gain.

Try to give an extra meal in the form of evening snacks.

Hope I have answered your query, if you have any clarification please let me know.

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