Of all the mental activities, the ability to remember is probably the most important. Memory is defined as the specific mental function that records, stores and recalls information. The very identity of man is built on the preservation of the memory and on the continuous creation of ideas stemming from the memory.
The decline of memory means different things at different ages. In children, it is often related to getting tired easily or to learning difficulties; in young people, it manifests in states of anxiety and when studying for exams; in the elderly, it is due to an involution process. In fact as years pass, memory progressively decreases, like a coin that gets worn down.
Some medicinal plants (Bacopa) and some nutritional supplements (Uridine 5’-monophosphate, Homotaurine, L-Taurine, Vitamin C, D, E) can enhance mnemonic potential and mental activity, countering cognitive deterioration and preventing consequences, especially when used early on.