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Stay sharp and focused so you can enjoy life fully
Maintaining memory health is important. If you have experienced mild signs such as forgetting common words or things you recently saw or heard, you are not alone.
There are two types of memory loss: short-term memory loss and long-term memory loss. Both are key aspects of memory health.
Short-term memory loss is common in adults aged 65-74 years, and occurs when the brain has reached its natural capacity to store short-term memories. Our brains are less able to store new information, which leads to the common memory lapses.
But adults of all ages can experience memory concerns, including related to mental health issues like anxiety and burnout.
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It is important to note that memory loss is a normal part of the aging process and doesn’t always indicate that dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s disease, will develop.
Fortunately, as with overall brain health, lifestyle factors are a big predictor of age-related memory loss. Strategies to boost your memory and support overall memory health during aging include:
- A nutritious diet with plenty of antioxidant-rich dark leafy greens, nuts, fatty fish like salmon
- Avoiding smoking
- Maintaining healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
- Brain exercises like puzzles, crosswords, and games (offline)
On top of these lifestyle adjustments, many opt for a natural health product to give them the best chance at maintaining memory health over time. Ingredients that have been supported by research to support memory include:
- Boswellia serrata (also known as Indian Frankincense or kondor)
- Bacopa monnierri (also known as brahmi, water hyssop, moneywort)
- Withania somnifera (also known as Ashwagandha)
- Ginkgo biloba
September is World Alzheimer’s Month as declared by Alzheimer’s Disease International. Although some diseases can cause dementia, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for over 80% of dementia
People brag about being able to function on minimal sleep. However, sleep is one of the most essential components of learning. Obviously, proper sleep helps