A dwindling memory as we get older is a fact of life… A scary fact of life. It’s something we all try to ignore & distract ourselves from, but ignoring it only makes it worse.
Globally, researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) have concluded that roughly 55 million people suffer from dementia, and that number is expected to grow at a substantial rate over the next few years…
The experts at WHO say that by 2030, a mere 7 years from the time this blog is being written, the number of people diagnosed with dementia will grow to 78 million. Even more shocking - in less than 30 years, over 139 million people are expected to be battling dementia. In other words, the number of dementia patients in 30 years will almost be triple the amount it is now!
For those of you who are concerned about your (or a loved one’s) memory, it’s easy to feel helpless.
But it’s important to not lose hope.
Just because humanity hasn’t found a cure for memory-based illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, it doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do to fight it. As a matter of fact, there are quite a few ways to slow down age-related memory loss - and it all starts with your diet.
In this blog, we’re going to get into the specifics of a chemical found in our brains that’s vital for a healthy mind & sharp memory, called “phosphatidylserine”.
As we age, variousstudies have shown that the levels of PS in the brain decrease, which can lead to age-related declines in brain function. And although it may be natural to see a reduction in PS levels, it certainly shouldn’t make us feel we can’t do anything about it. Eating a diet consisting of foods that contain phosphatidylserine has been shown to slow down the process of age-related memory loss.
Here are some foods you can incorporate into your diet that contains phosphatidylserine:
Of course, eating these foods won’t necessarily cure memory-related illnesses but it can help prevent and remarkably aid in slowing down memory loss. Like the saying goes; an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
So if you’re concerned about memory loss, it’s crucial to not try and distract yourself from reality… trying to forget about the fact of memory loss can lead to catastrophic effects as you live your life. After all, suffering from memory-based illnesses not only puts an overbearing burden on the patient, but even more-so on their loved-ones. It’s almost as if their loved ones see them pass away before they’ve passed away. Because of this, it’s important to treat your body and mind with care so that you can prevent yourself or someone you love from having to deal with age-related memory loss.