Scientific protocols about amnesia and Alzheimer’s

Scientific protocols about amnesia and Alzheimer’s

The brain is the organ in which learning takes place and memories are stored. Not only is ability to learn and remember needed for survival, but our memories play a critical role in our sense of self. Medical science is only beginning to identify the biochemical underpinnings of memory and learning, and the nutrients needed to support them. Many people are taking advantage of these research findings now to help maintain our brains’ ability to learn and remember as we live longer. Older men and women who are facing more than “senior moments” will find that the information provided by Life Extension’s protocols for age-related cognitive decline, amnesia and Alzheimer’s disease offer hope when many mainstream physicians believe that nothing can be done.

Science and Research About Maintaining Memory and Cognition Health

Memory / Cognition Science & Research

Support your brain health with a healthy diet, exercise, restful sleep, mental challenges and nutrients that promote memory & cognition.

Frequently Asked Memory / Cognition Questions

What causes memory loss?

Memory loss can be caused by a variety of factors. As we age, it is common to experience a decline in cognition due to chronic inflammation, oxidative stress, declining hormones like DHEA and pregnenolone, vascular dysfunction, and more. Nutritional deficiencies and certain medications can also impact memory and cognition.

What can I do to improve my memory?

Diet can have a significant impact on mental capacity—try switching to a Mediterranean-style diet (high in mono- and poly-unsaturated fats, fruits and vegetables). Exercise get enough sleep and manage stress for improved brain health. Also, engage in activities that train your memory, like learning a new skill or language. Just as muscles are strengthened by exercise, your brain is strengthened by mental exercise. Ingredients like lithium, colostrinin, and phosphatidylserine can help protect your memory as well.

How can I improve short term memory?

Short-term memory refers to the ability to hold information in your mind for a short period of time (usually a matter of seconds!) for ready access—like if you need to remember a phone number for immediate use. If the information is not promptly “committed” to memory, it will be lost. Some ways to prolong the memory’s accessibility are by verbalizing it or by using mnemonic devices—these techniques help to link the information to something more tangible. Proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle can improve memory overall as well.

Memory / Cognition News

Pen eraser removes a brain neuron as part of the effects of the Alzheimer disease

Alzheimer's Disease

Natural interventions such as Huperzine A and lipoic acid may help protect cognitive function and promote brain health.

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Age Related Cognitive Decline

Proactive lifestyle changes, cognitive training and nutritional interventions have been shown to decrease the rate of intellectual decay and potentially reverse age-related cognitive decline.

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Brain neuron that is affected by mild cognitive impairment

Reverse Mild Cognitive Impairment

Scientists are recognizing mild cognitive impairment as an early indicator of potential cognitive problems, including Alzheimer’s. About 34% of victims progress to a total loss of cognitive faculties. Find out how to recognize the symptoms and reverse the trend with diet, lifestyle, and nutrient therapies.

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Common Questions About Alzheimer’s Disease

Here's what you need to know about short and long-term memory—and how the right nutrition supports your cognitive health.

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Pregnenolone, a naturally occurring hormone in the body, has been shown to improve memory, increase energy, and elevate mood, among other benefits.

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DHA Supports Brain Development and Protects Neurological Function

The DHA fraction of omega-3 fatty acids has been shown to provide wide-ranging benefi ts for infant and adult brains. In addition to improving cognitive performance, researchers have found that DHA can play an important role in reducing the symptoms of depression, anxiety disorders, and anger.

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