Although Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are not yet entirely preventable, you can take steps to preserve your memory as you age. And the earlier you take those steps, the better. Try some of the suggestions in this chapter to organize information, cement it in your mind, and recall
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Exercising Four Hours After Learning Boosts Memory Retention
If you’re trying to learn new information and you want it to stick in your mind, a rousing game of tennis or a workout at the gym may help you fix facts in long-term memory. It turns out, however, that it’s very important
There’s a mountain of scientific evidence that exercise is a boon for the brain, and that a lack of it—especially in older age—is associated with more rapid brain aging, cognitive decline, mood problems, and greater vulnerability to brain disease, among other effects. Now scientists are learning that different forms of
Light Alcohol Consumption Associated with Better Memory
For people age 60 and older, who do not have dementia, light alcohol consumption may improve their episodic memory—the ability to recall memories of events—according to research in the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. Light consumption was defined as one to
Research has shown that learning to play a musical instrument, no matter your age or ability, can be one of the best (and perhaps most enjoyable) ways to sharpen declining cognitive skills.
“Playing music not only improves memory abilities, but can provide a mood boost as well. As you hear
A Simple Homocysteine Test Assesses Homocysteine Levels to Predict Poor Memory and Impaired Cognition
A simple blood test called a homocysteine test is associated with memory and cognitive problems in older adults. If your homocysteine levels are elevated, you may need more B vitamins for optimal brain function.