We’ve all experienced the occasional lapse in memory. You go into the kitchen but can’t remember what you wanted or forget someone’s name that you’ve known forever. Even though we call them “senior moments” those incidents can happen at any age and, for some people, they happen quite often.
As we get older, we tend to become more and more concerned with our memory and cognitive strength. Once we’re in our 60s and 70s, we really begin to see evidence of cognitive decline in the form of depression, dementia, anxiety and other cognitive issues. If we want to stave off memory lapses and confusion as long as possible, we need to exercise our brain to keep it sharp and focused.
Pretty much everything we do and everyone we interact with affects our brain either positively or negatively. It’s up to us to make the choices that will give our brain the workout it needs to stay healthy, long into old age. While there are no cures for actual brain disease such as Alzheimer’s there are many things we can do to keep our brains sharp at any age. Finding unique and different ways to stimulate your brain encourages new neural pathways to develop, helping us avoid the negative effects of aging brains.
The bottom line is, no one wants to think about ourselves or our loved ones losing precious memories or experiencing the fear dementia can cause. Taking steps to work out your brain like any other muscle in your body is important to improve concentration, memory, and mental agility, no matter what age you are.
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