3 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Memory

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The things you can do to
preserve your memory.
Education and more social
activities are two ways to maintain a healthy memory, new research finds.
In addition, novel cognitive
activities, like learning a new language, are also linked to a more healthy
memory.
These are among the ways that
people can protect themselves against declining memory.
Other protective factors for
memory include maintaining a healthy weight, good self-maintenance and living
with a companion.

Dr Peggy McFall, the study’s
first author, said:
“We found different risk
factors for stable memory and for rapidly declining memory.
It may be possible to use
these factors to improve outcomes for older adults.”
The conclusions come from a
study of 882 older adults whose memories were tested.
The researchers looked at
things that can and cannot be changed by individuals.
The results showed that people
with healthy memories tended to be educated, female and engage in more social
activities.
They were also more likely to
try novel cognitive activities.

Dr McFall said:
“These modifiable risk and
protective factors may be converted to potential intervention targets for the
dual purpose of promoting healthy memory aging or preventing or delaying
accelerated decline, impairment, and perhaps dementia.”
The study was published in the
Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (McFall et al., 2019).


SOURCE: PSYBLOG
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.