Health Tip: Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp
(HealthDay News) -- Though you can't always ward off memory problems, studies have shown there are things you can do to help keep your mind sharp.
The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions:
Go back to school. Continuing education has been shown to delay dementia.
Maintain a healthy diet. Eat foods that are rich in antioxidants and olive oil.
Train your memory. Formal memory training has been shown to improve learning and retention.
Play board games or play a musical instrument.
Manage your risk of cardiovascular disease, such as by taking steps to lower high blood pressure.
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