It's easy to take memory for granted until it starts to fade. These articles can show you how to keep your brain sharp and troubleshoot memory problems.
A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain. Just as exercise will improve your physical fitness, there are plenty of ways to exercise your brain, improve your memory, and stay mentally sharp.
Sleep, diet, and spending time with friends can also boost your memory, even as you age. When you exercise your mind and spend time connecting with others, you’ll experience a huge emotional boost.
Interpreting the score:
- 0 to 4: No cause for concern
- 5 to 14: Memory loss may be MCI, an early warning of Alzheimer's
- 15 and above: Alzheimer's may have already developed
This questionnaire is not intended to replace professional diagnosis.
Source: BMC Geriatrics
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