Keeping your mind active is a very important factor in keeping your memory functioning at its best.
Research has shown that people who have completed more years of formal education tend to perform better on memory tests and are less likely to develop dementia (Alzheimerís Disease). However, even if you didnít go that far in school, you can still protect and improve your memory by continuing to stay mentally active as long as you can. How can you do this?
Some examples include:
∑ Take a class at college or university
∑ Take a class at the Y or 55+ center
∑ Go to a play
∑ Go to the symphony
∑ Read a book
∑ Start a discussion group
What kinds of activities do you take part in? What kinds of things are available in your neighborhood?