Tips to Keep Your Noggin Young
From where we placed our keys to how we spent our 30th birthday, memory helps us get through our day with ease and can bring a smile when reminiscing. For some 16 million people in the U.S. living with cognitive impairments, memory is something they struggle with on a daily basis. With the number of Americans with dementia 65 and older expected to rise from 5.1 million in 2014 to 13.2 million by 2050, memory loss is a growing concern from many.
Exercise, word puzzles and painting are activities we can incorporate into our daily lives to help keep our minds quick. A healthy, Mediterranean style diet high in fruits and vegetables has also been shown to reduce cognitive decline. Reducing some bad habits like smoking and drinking more than occasionally can help keep the mind sharp. By making changes in our life today we can better ensure our memory will stay sharp.