As we age, it’s natural to worry about losing our memories. But did you know that there are many things you can do to improve your memory and reduce your risk of dementia? Here are five simple tips:
It can cause us particular distress as we age that we might not only lose our memories but that weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll suffer something worseÃ¢â‚¬â€such as AlzheimerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Disease. However, most of the risk for various causes of memory loss can be reduced, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s never too late to start practices that strengthen our mental reserve.
Some causes of memory loss:
Brain Injury: This can happen at any age, and can cause memory loss or a worse form of damage to the brain, depending on the type and severity of the impact. The best, and hopefully obvious thing to do, if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to participate in a high-risk activity is to wear a helmet and any other protective gear recommended.
Do activities that improve your balance, such as Tree Pose, a yoga pose where you place the bottom of your foot on your opposite thigh (lower if you have less flexibility, higher if you have more), and your arms over your head. Try doing this standing on each leg daily, in increasing intervals, until youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re comfortable with it. If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re particularly prone to falling, have a friend spot you.
AlzheimerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Disease (Senile Dementia): Memory loss is usually the first symptom of AlzheimerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s. AlzheimerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, and dementia in general, can be prevented, or at least staved off to later in life, by taking care of yourself. Literally, good habits such as not smoking, exercising, and taking care of your heart (hypertension, etc. are related to increased risk for AlzheimerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s) result in the lowest chances for developing AlzheimerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s.
Something like MesoSilver, which supports your immune system, can also help. Too much inflammation, which is caused when your body fights a disease or pathogen, increases your risk. By strengthening your immune system with MesoSilver, you may reduce your body’s time to fight a pathogen.
Eating a diet rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids (found in fish, walnuts, and various oilsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦) as well as low in saturated fats can also help keep you brain healthier, reducing risk. A great vegetarian source of Omega-3, 6, and 9 is E.F.A. Select.
Also good to include in your diet are spices such as curry and turmeric, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Some studies have shown that taking vitamins may also help reduce your risk. Welltrient One is a collection of your general, daily needs of vitamins and mineral.
The best way to reduce your risk of dementia, or at least delay its onset, is to use your mind. There are many ways to do this, including social interaction, problem-solving, and reading. Any activity that will cause you to form new connections and pathways in your brain will greatly help you. A brain afflicted with Alzheimer’s looks shrunken, so make yours robust with use.
Here are some specific examples of activities that can help keep your mind sharp:
- Social interaction: Talking to friends and family, attending community events, and volunteering can all help keep your mind active.
- Problem-solving: Playing games like chess, solving puzzles, or learning a new skill can help keep your brain engaged.
- Reading: Reading books, articles, or even newspapers can help improve your vocabulary and comprehension skills.
- Exercise: Exercise is good for your physical health and can also help improve your cognitive function.
- Healthy diet: Eating a healthy diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help keep your brain healthy.
- Get enough sleep: Getting enough sleep is essential for both physical and mental health. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
- Manage stress: Stress can affect your physical and mental health. Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as exercise, yoga, or meditation.
Stress and Lack of Focus: If you are constantly stressed, worrying, or distracted (your mind is prone to wandering or multitasking), you may have trouble remembering important, or even simple things. Taking and holding a deep breath to clear your mind and then setting an intention to focus on only one thing at a time can help begin a habit that allows you to remember things more clearly. If you still have trouble, or you feel that you need a boost, MesoGold is a great way to help yourself. It may not only help your memory, but your stress or anxiety, mental acuity, and your motor skills.
Further, there are dietary supplements that can help your brain with memory. MesoPlatinum is believed to promote healthy tissue regeneration and increase electrical transmission across the synapses, meaning your brain functions more sharply and quickly. Further, it may promote mental alertness, helping to improve your memory. Nite MGR is a supplement that contains amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that may help fight not only memory loss but other problems of aging such as vision and energy.
Finally, if you suspect that you or a loved one is showing early symptoms of AlzheimerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, consult a doctor. AlzheimerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and other forms of senile dementia can take as long as 6 months to diagnose, as they are mostly diagnosed on behavior. Always consult your doctor before making serious changes to your diet or health practices.
By Emma Spera
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