Memory Loss or Dementia: Definition

Describes a set of symptoms, including impairment in memory, reasoning, judgment, language, and other thinking skills. When these symptoms are severe enough they may interfere with normal daily activities.

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A thorough evaluation is needed to identify the underlying cause. Some of them can be correctable

  • Familial
  • Inflammation
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Hypothyroidism
  • B12 deficiency
  • Toxic exposures
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Correct the underlying causes or treat diseases that promote dementia aggressively

Our lifestyle is very important. Our nutrition, exercise, social engagement, stress management all play a role in worsening our memory therefore addressing them is always important. Avoidance of toxic substances is also important.

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Nutrition : Medi-Dash diet or Mediterranean Anti-inflammatory whole foods plant-based diet. Limit sweets, saturated fats and processed foods. This diet also helps with promoting detoxification.

Exercise : There is data that suggests that exercise is a key factor. People who exercise or are physically active learn better and have reduced memory decline associated with ageing.

Sleep Hygiene : Reduced sleep promotes memory loss. Therefore it is imperative that you have good sleep habits that get you 7-8 hours of restorative sleep.

Stress : Chronic stress shrinks our brain memory centers. It is also inflammatory which worsens the problem.

Supplements: Correct deficiencies, Multivitamin, Fish Oil, Vitamin D3 are some options.

Medications : Very few options but these can be discussed.

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