Alzheimer’s accounts for about 60% of memory loss in elderly people, but it is not a part of normal aging.
Short-term memory fails first. Then language skills and judgment.
Food timing affects memory, behavior and cognition: giving more carbs at night worsened agitation and behavior in one study.
But carbs are important, as are fat and protein to thinking and memory. Energy improves memory.
Carbs, protein and fat all improve recall in as little as 15 minutes after chugging a 10 ounce shake.
An intriguing 4 week study of Alzheimer patients tested an omega-3 rich supplement:49 of the 60 patients had improved mood, cooperation, appetite, sleep, ability to navigate in the home, and short term memory.
Working memory can be improved just by treating vitamin deficiencies: B1, B6, B9 (folate) and B12 are common, and treating them can make a big difference.
Check your medications for causing vitamin deficiencies…and even dementia symptoms. Ask your doctor!