While a new study was limited to 10 people, scientists are pointing to its results as evidence that people can see marked improvements in memory after following a lifestyle change protocol that includes exercise, a vitamin regimen, and a restricted diet.
In numerous recent publishings, including a FoxNews article that claimed "This therapy may help reverse memory loss in people with early stages of Alzheimer's " the so-called MEND therapy involves taking vitamins D3, K2, CO-Q, thiamine, and pantothenic acid, as well as 30 minutes to 60 minutes of daily exercise and reducing stress.
The study, which was conducted by researchers at UCLA, resulted in some marked improvements. For example, a 66-year-old man was on the protocol for three months when his “senior moments” started to diminish. When he got off the protocol for an extended period, the forgetful moments started to return.
Another study participant who had experienced more than 11 years of symptoms related to memory loss not only was able to re-open his business, he expanded it.
Treating Memory Loss
For those experiencing memory loss, it’s important to take measures to ward off the symptoms, according to Harvard Medical School, which recommends the following:
Exercise. Studies show that physical fitness can contribute to better mental fitness, with those who regularly exercise in their 70s and 80s experiencing better mental aptitude than their peers who don’t.
Get adequate sleep. With a regular sleep schedule, you can gain the benefits of the rest that contributes to better brain function.
Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits. Eat right and you’ll decrease your risks for strokes and other ailments that can impair brain function.
Supplementing your diet with vitamins. Studies have shown that antioxidant vitamins, including vitamins C and E, and beta-carotene, can prevent memory loss by neutralizing free radicals that can negatively impact healthy tissue in the body. Since free radical damage has been detected in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, experts have determined that deficiencies in these vitamins can contribute to memory loss and impairment.
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