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.
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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.
  • Go for the ginkgo

    Boost mental function by taking 120 to 240 mg a day of a standardized herbal extract of Ginkgo biloba

  • Explore acetyl-L-carnitine

    Taking 1,500 mg a day of this supplement may improve memory, mood, and responses to stress

  • Boost your memory with B vitamins

    Treat deficiencies of vitamins B6 and B12 for improved memory and other brain functions

  • Get moving

    Start a walking program or join an exercise group to gain brain-function benefits

  • Give your brain a workout

    Improve cognitive functioning with a memory-enhancement program

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