Mind & Memory

Our mind and memory are two of the great wonders of humanity, making us who we are. The ability to think, to have intelligence and to create cherished memories are some of our greatest assets as humans, yet many people neglect taking care of them before it’s too late.

There are many warning signs that can flag up potential problems with our mind and memory, like inexplicable sudden forgetfulness and other often missed neurological problems. While forgetfulness may be one of the first signs of normal ageing, you don’t have to accept the fact that declining brain function “happens to all of us” as we grow older. A bit of forgetfulness as you age is normal, however in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and the onset of dementia, this decline will be much more pronounced. For example, it’s common in normal ageing to have to pause to remember directions or to forget words occasionally, but it’s not normal to become lost in familiar places or to forget the names of close family members.

The normal signs of ageing set aside, protecting your mind and memory also involves being aware of other risk factors like how to spot neurological problems and how sleeping problems can affect how your brain and nervous system functions. There are in fact easy ways in which you can help preserve your mind as you progress into old age and we shall inform of all the natural tips and tricks you can add to your life today. These include the diet that can help keep your memory sharp or the worrying side effects of some antidepressants.

The Daily Health offers the latest research breakthroughs on how to keep your mind clear and healthy well into your old age by avoiding certain drugs and using brain-protecting alternatives remedies.

Latest Articles in Mind & Memory

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If you were asked to name the most accurate predictor of a person's potential lifespan, what would you say? Smoking habits? Heart health? The presence of disease, like diabetes?...

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Alternatives To HRT: How To Protect Your Bones

Here's a story with a happy ending. Last week I received an e-mail from an HSI member named CL, who wrote: "A number of years ago my physician suggested I go on hormone replacem...

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Lowering Your Cholesterol Can Help Fight Alzheimer’s

 In a previous e-Alert I told you about a Georgetown University Medical Centre study in the US that shed new light on the association between elevated cholesterol and the developm...

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How To Lower Your Stress Levels Right Now

Stress reduction is an effective way to help your immune system fight the flu a other viruses. But when we find ways to reduce stress in our lives, other health benefits follow as...

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Regular Exercise Has Multiple Health Benefits

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Antidepressant Drugs & Children

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Sleep – How Too Much Is Just As Bad As Too Little

A sufficient amount of sleep is necessary to maintain good health. That's a given. But what most people aren't aware of is that too much or too little sleep may contribute to diabe...

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New Technique To Aid Earlier Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

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Lemon Balm Helps Boost Your Memory

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