Prevent Memory Loss

NBC News- While wisdom and knowledge may increase with age, memory and thinking skills can begin to decline.

Now, experts have identified the most effective ways to keep your brain healthy.

Researchers with the Institute of Medicine say one of the best ways to prevent age-related memory loss is to stay physically active.

It’s also important to reduce all cardiovascular disease risk factors including smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Older adults should also talk to their doctor about all health conditions and medications that could affect their cognitive health.

Some medications can have harmful effects on memory when used alone or in combination with other drugs.

Other suggestions include getting adequate sleep and remaining socially and intellectually active.

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