Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Also indexed as:Age-Associated Memory Impairment, Age-Consistent Memory Decline, ARCD, Benign Senescent Forgetfulness, Cognitive Decline (Age-Related), Forgetfulness (Benign Senescent), Memory Decline (Age-Consistent)
With a little help you can reduce the effects of ARCD, such as memory problems. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.
|Add some caffeine||Give your brain a boost with caffeine. Coffee and, to a lesser degree, tea have been linked to improved mental function in seniors.|
|Be pro-antioxidant||Animal studies suggest that diets high in antioxidant-rich foods, such as spinach and strawberries, may help slow ARCD.|
|Go Mediterranean||A Mediterranean diet, which is high in monounsaturated fatty acids (such as olive oil), may protect against ARCD.|
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