Recent studies have shown that aging is NOT associated with significant memory loss. Significant decline is associated with brain disease.
Risk factors for brain disease are high BP, high cholesterol and other vascular risk factors. Those who take BP and/or cholesterol-lowering medications regularly cut their risk of developing memory loss to less than half of what it would be otherwise.
To prevent memory loss: diet, exercise, sleep and vitamin E.
MEMORY PROTECTION PLAN:
1. Diet for a better memory:
3. Brain Exercises:
4. Hypertension medication:
5. Cholesterol medication
FOODS FOR BETTER MEMORY
SOURCES OF B12:
SOURCES OF FOLATE
Leafy green vegetables (like spinach)
Dry beans and peas
SOURCES OF VITAMIN E
Green leafy vegetables
OTHER SOURCES OF ANTIOXIDANTS
SOURCES OF POLYUNSATURATED OMEGA-3 OILS
Chia seeds (also an antioxidant)