Do you forget what you walked into the bedroom to get?
One of the most common fears people have, as they grow olde,r is losing their memory. Keeping your brain healthy and your memory sharp is about more than doing puzzles, or remembering what you needed in a room.
In South Florida, experts are using new approaches to fight off memory loss. Rather than Sudoku and crossword puzzles, their approaches to a mental workout or “brain fitness” involve everything from building physical muscle to meditation to following a recipe. And they recommend starting brain fitness well before the senior years.
“It’s important to start practicing whole brain fitness now, because the process of cognitive changes can start 20 years before symptoms present,” gerontologist Beverly Sanborn says.