Of course, certain capabilities fall off as you approach 50.
Memories of where you left the keys or parked the car mysteriously vanish. Words suddenly go into hiding as you struggle to remember the guy, you know, in that movie, what was it called? And calculating the tip on your dinner check seems to take longer than it used to.
Focusing attention is effortful. And as we age it often gets harder and harder to concentrate. But focusing our attention on the task at hand is key for better memory performance... so what can we do to improve concentration AND memory?
Brain experts have long assumed that what's good for your body is also good for your brain — and we all know that regular exercise and eating right are one of the best things we can do to improve overall health and well-being.
Exercise also increases the density and size of brain capillaries, which has the effect of increasing blood flow and oxygen to the brain. This may in turn help support the survival of new neurons and facilitate faster "firing" by neurons.
But you must remember that eating well is good for your mental as well as your physical health. The brain requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs or muscles do.
Although research linking diet and dementia is still in its infancy, there are a few important relationships between nutrients and brain health that are worth exploring. Having a nourishing, well rounded diet gives our brain the best chance of avoiding disease.
If you haven’t given any thought to your future, now is the time to do so. There are countless things that need to be thought about, but, we’ve brought it all in here, ready to give you the tools you need to really make a difference.Questions? Contact us