© Margaret L. Cunningham, PhD 2002
Last updated May 12, 2012
Eat regularly. You may need
to eat smaller amounts more
frequently than previously. Eat protein
for energy and brain food.
Take time daily to
reflect and think.
Take prescribed medicine correctly. But
also listen to your body. If you think a
medicine is making you feel worse, tell the
one who prescribed it.
Be consistent about where
you put things.
If you need help, ask for it —
without apology — it gives
someone the chance to do a
good deed.
Make lists—why clutter your
brain with information that you
can write down.
Limit your alcohol intake. Less is
needed when the body gets older.
The same goes for caffeine.
Continue to exercise—
not to the point of
injury, but enough to
keep the joints moving.
Do take a vitamin
supplement (after checking
with your medical adviser),
especially one with B12 (to
help with memory).
For each negative
memory you have a
positive one — focus
on it.
Keep your mind busy with
crossword puzzles, word games,
math problems.