“Preserve your memories, they’re all that’s left you.Ã¢â‚¬Â ~ Paul Simon
Memory loss is no laughing matter.
The degree of loss varies. But as people age, the chance of experiencing it increase. And it doesn’t have to go all the way to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). In it’s early stages it has a number of names. It is called AAMI (Age-Associated Memory Impairment). It also goes by MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) or BPSD (Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia). I’ll stick with AAMI in this article.
You have AAMI if all 5 of these conditions are true:
- You are over 50 years old.
- You have not have been diagnosed with dementia.
- Your mental function allows you to remain productive.
- You notice gradual loss of memory.
- You test positive for memory .
40 percent of people between 50 and 59 have AAMI. And it goes up 10% each decade.
Of course the drug companies are furiously looking for ways to fight this. But as always, the pharmaceutical approach has flaws. Too many side effects. Not enough positive benefit.
Are there natural ways to address this? You bet there are. But the best approach depends on the underlying causes. Even so, there are things you can do to help slow or stop the process.
The first is keep active. And not just physically, but also mentally. Recall the saying, “Use it or lose it.” Both physical and mental activity are crucial for memory.
The second is to eat well. Metabolic TypingÃ‚Â® is the best way to learn what your ideal foods are.
If you are doing both of these steps, but still notice some loss, there are things you can take. Although not a complete list, these will definitely help:
- Supplements to decrease homocysteine. These are B-6, B-12 and folate.
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Fish Oil)
- Turmeric (aka Curcumin)
So much research is going on for memory loss that new information comes out regularly. I’ll be bringing you updates over the next few weeks.
All the best to you for your health and happiness,