Starting to Forget Things? Here’s 4 Things To Keep Your Brain Young

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Are forgetfulness and "senior moments" inevitable parts of aging? Many medical professionals say it's perfectly normal to start having memory lapses by the time you reach middle age.

I disagree. In fact, if you notice memory lapses, you may want to seriously consider making some immediate lifestyle changes to help reverse, or at least minimize further damage that might lead to dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

Fortunately, your brain is actually quite resilient, and has the capacity to regenerate and repair itself, which is given the medical term neuroplasticity. This is new information and not what I was taught in medical school in the late '80s.

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