Boosting Memory With Increasing Age Has Never Been Easier

  • October 28, 2021 BY  Anthem Seniors
  • Anthem Senior Advantage, Anthem Senior Living

With increasing age, important parts of brain tend to waste away. This has a lot to do with the lifestyle and behavior choices you make as you grow old. Your choices can be instrumental in preserving your brain (memories). Your (positive) habits can significantly cut your risk for cognitive decline and drastically lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease or other-related dementia in the later part of your life.

According to estimates, one in three people above 65 years die with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Memory issues are bound to affect us at some point in our lives. Having said that, you may as well have brain of 20 to 30-year olds when you are, say 60 or 70. It all depends on you- your habits and your choices during the aging process. How you treat yourself when young can greatly affect the quality of life when you become old.

Here’s how you can boost memory or keep the mind sharp with increasing age:

Stimulate the brain– This is at the center of keeping your brain in the best shape. Work towards keeping your mind engaged at all times, which you can do upgrading your skills, learning new skills, taking up a new hobby, reading, playing games like chess or solving puzzles, etc.

This should be accompanied with regular exercise and eating well, and of course, staying socially connected. Remember it is always a good time to start your journey to stay on top of your brain game. No matter your age, the benefits of living a brain-healthy lifestyle will be palpable at every age and stage of life.

Receive adequate amounts of sleep per night– Skimping on sleep has kind of become the norm these days, everything else seems to take precedence over receiving quality sleep every night. For improved memory, you must aim for 7-9 hours of sleep every night, and see the results for yourself.

Your diet is of major importance– When it comes to boosting brain health, there’s no running away from having a balanced diet. The foods you eat play a big role in shaping your brain. When not eating right, you are putting your brain health in jeopardy. Similarly with the right stuff going inside your body, your brain functions to its potential and continues in the same vein as you grow old.

A diet for brain health comprises whole grains, leafy greens, legumes, nuts and fish like mackerel, herring and tuna that contain the brain-friendly Omega-3 fats while completely steering clear of fast and processed foods (they do more harm than good to your brain and heart).

Other measures to adopt:

  1. Stay connected with loved ones
  2. Quit smoking
  3. Keep your cholesterol and blood pressure under control
  4. Indulge in regular physical exercise for at least 30 minutes
  5. Cut your screen time

Care and support provided by the award-winning Anthem Senior Living in Phoenix is unparalleled. We ensure residents’ brain health through our specialized memory care program, which involves regular physical exercise, consumption of a well-balanced diet and stimulation of the brain (through an array of engaging activities). To book a suite, call Anthem Senior Living on 602.909.9550.