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Health Tip: Warding Off Age-Related Memory Loss

Last Updated: May 20, 2009.

(HealthDay News) -- Memory loss in seniors is common, but occasional forgetfulness doesn't necessarily mean dementia.

Helpguide.org offers these recommendations for what you can do to help prevent memory loss:

  • Get plenty of regular exercise to boost oxygen to the brain and reduce your risk of disorders that can lead to memory loss.
  • Pack your diet full of vegetables and fruits, healthy fats and whole grain foods.
  • Keep stress under control, which will help make it easier to concentrate.
  • Get enough quality sleep each night.
  • Avoid smoking, which increases the risk of vascular problems that can lead to stroke and reduce oxygen to the brain.


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