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Slowing Memory Loss with Age

by Ron Kurtus (1 August 2015)

As you reach your senior years, your may find that your memory tends to becomes less efficient with age.

It might take longer to learn new things or remember familiar words or names. You may often be able to recall old memories but not remember something that recently happened.

However, there are ways to keep your memory sharp and avoid degradation.

Questions you may have include:

This lesson will answer those questions. Health Disclaimer



Keeping your memory sharp

Ways to keep your memory sharp include:

Diet and exercise

A heart-healthy diet might benefit your brain. Focus on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Choose low-fat protein sources, such as fish, lean meat and skinless poultry. What you drink counts, too. Too much alcohol can lead to confusion and memory loss.

Physical activity increases blood flow to your whole body, including your brain. This might help keep your memory sharp.

Mental stimulation

Mentally stimulating activities help keep your brain in shape — and might keep memory loss at bay. Do crossword puzzles. Take alternate routes when driving. Learn to play a musical instrument.

Social interaction helps ward off depression and stress, which can contribute to memory loss. Look for opportunities to get together with loved ones, friends and others.

Summary

There are ways to keep your memory sharp and minimize memory loss. Eating a healthy diet, including physical activity in your daily routine, and stay mentally active will help reduce memory loss.


Positive thoughts are good for you


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