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It's Not Too Late. You Can Boost Your Brainpower at Any Age.

It's Not Too Late. You Can Boost Your Brainpower at Any Age.

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Increasing your brain power

Lifestyle steps may reduce brain disease risks and help to keep your brain and memories sharp.

A major 2020 report suggests 12 factors within our control are responsible for up to 40 percent of dementia cases, such as smoking, poor fitness and obesity. Another study found it's never too la...

5 Brain health tactics

Keeping an eye on your overall health is key for brain health.

  • Watch these health numbers. Monitor and manage your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. Diseases like hypertension and type 2 diabetes damage small blood vessels in the brain and affect thi...

4 Things that are hard on your brain

  1. Smoking: Current smokers are 34 percent more likely to develop dementia in later life.
  2. Junk food. Highly processed foods and those high in saturated fat, like red meat and full-fat dairy increase inflammation in the body, including your brain.

Eat for brain strength

Consume a mix of nutrient-packed foods, not one superfood.

  • Choose flavonoids. A half-serving of apples, berries and pears may curb inflammation and cell damage.
  • Be careful with supplements as they may contain unapproved drugs.
  • D...

Beating brain fog

Fuzzy thinking and poor focus can be caused by anything from a sluggish thyroid to a vitamin 12 deficiency, or after recovery from COVID-19.

If you suspect your cognitive fogginess is related to coronavirus, consider a neuropsychological evaluation at a post-COVID-19 recovery clinic. You ma...

Exercise

Regular aerobic exercise boosts blood flow to your brain.

  • Adults should get 150 weekly minutes of moderately intense exercise, such as 30 minutes of brisk walking five times a week.
  • Consider Yoga or Tai Chi. The unfamiliar moves can help your b...

Keep your brain engaged

  • Make Learning a Lifelong Pursuit. Trying new activities and building new skills throughout life may also help to reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
  • Retire a little later. A study suggested that working until age 67 or later may offer a buffer agai...

More than forgetfulness

It's normal to occasionally misplace something. However, see a doctor if you notice that you have a regular pattern of one or more of the following:

  • Asking the same question repeatedly, especially with behaviour changes.
  • Mixing up words, such as saying “radio” instead of “TV.”

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