Memory loss is something that affects a good portion of people as they age. It can be disconcerting to find it difficult to recall information as easily as you could when you were younger. Maybe when you first started to notice the telltale signs of memory loss you wondered if you would be among the 10 million baby boomers who have developed Alzheimer’s disease? Or maybe recent lapses in memory have caused you to think about using supplements and vitamins that are designed to enhance your memory.
There is an endless stream of “brain boosters” that are sold at supermarkets, online, and in vitamin stores. Many of these work by improving blood flow in small vessels. There are also some researchers who believe that one can enhance the memory, the mood, and the readiness of a person who is reasonably mentally healthy.
Another supplement that has garnered a lot of attention for its memory boosting abilities is omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 can be found in supplements that contain fish oil. Interestingly, studies have seen a link between a higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids by eating foods like fish that live in cold water, certain plants, and certain nuts and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s. However, more studies need to be done to prove conclusively the effect that omega-3 fatty acids have on improving a healthy person’s memory.
While supplements can improve a person’s overall health, which can lead to improved memory, they on their own are not the magic pill for enhanced memory. However, when these pills are used in conjunction with lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet that has less red meat and more fish and poultry, as well as a diet that relies heavily on fruits, vegetables, and nuts, a person can expect to experience some improvement in their memory.
In addition to changing diet and exercise routines, a person who is looking to enhance their memory should constantly be challenging their brain to learn new things. This could include learning a foreign language, learning to play an instrument, or learning how to manage a new program on the computer. A person does not need to become a virtuoso pianist in order for their learning the piano to have a positive impact on their memory. Just the simple act of trying to get parts of the brain that have been inactive for some time active again will lead to improved memory.
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