Do you feel like your memory is getting worse? It happens to all of us as we age, but a growing body of medical evidence suggests that lifelong stimulation is the key to building and maintaining brain cells, staving off memory loss and maybe even preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
Research has found that doing interesting work (paid or volunteer), pursuing hobbies and engaging in an active social life can help. Take up playing an instrument or singing, language lessons, learning something new or simply do the daily crossword in the paper. And, try all of these with a smile – studies show that a positive emotional state is also good for your brain. Dr Weil E News Mar 09.