Memory loss can be a normal part of aging, but your choices can affect how fast it happens. Making healthy lifestyle choices and giving your brain the nutrients it needs can help preserve your memory. Here are some ways to improve memory and use PatchAid Patches for support.*
Exercise your brain.
Think of your brain as a muscle that gets stronger when it’s used, more resilient when stretched, and weaker when unused. Exercises for the brain can be formal, such as brain training games, but they can also include learning something from a book or in a class, taking different walking or driving routes, and practicing creative endeavors, such as music or art.
Exercise your body.
Physical activity increases brain plasticity, or your ability to learn. Walking, jogging, cycling, gardening, and any other way you can get yourself moving all count as good ways to improve memory.
Get enough sleep.
How can you expect to remember anything if you’re sleep-deprived? Brain fog and distraction are real! Most adults need 7 to 9 hours nightly.
Start your day with coffee
Caffeine gives you a tangible jolt, and it really does wake up your brain. Just be sure to have it in the morning, and not later in the afternoon when it can interfere with sleep.
Not late in afternoon
Meditation can help clear your head and reduce anxiety so you have the brainpower to remember what really matters. It also helps you practice discipline and focus - and those have to be good for memory!
Your brain needs nourishment just like the rest of you. Luckily, the same good foods that help your heart, bones, and muscles help your brain. Fruit, vegetables, whole grains, fish, nuts, and beans are some examples.
Nourish your brain.
Foods can be nutritious, but supplements can provide higher amounts of certain nutrients, and possibly a wider variety, than your everyday diet. PatchAid Brain and Memory Topical Patches contain ingredients, including essential nutrients and additional compounds, that are related to brain health and function.*
- Coenzyme Q10 Vitamin Patch since CoQ10 is an antioxidant that has been linked to less cognitive and neurological decline.*
- Focus and Clarity Vitamin Patch which has antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, omega-3 fats, and herbals that may help preserve cellular integrity and support normal brain structure and metabolism.*
- B12 Energy Plus Vitamin Patch since B vitamins are necessary for normal metabolism and energy production, including in the brain.*
- Omega-3 Vitamin Patch with omega-3 fatty acids that are part of healthy brain structure.
- Sleep Aid Patch because good sleep is essential to good memory.*
- Anti-Aging Patch with many antioxidants that can help reduce cellular damage due to oxidative agents.*
The PatchAid Brain Train Vitamin Patch Pack includes the Focus and Clarity, Sleep Aid, AntiAging, and Omega-3 Vitamin Patches. As long as your healthcare provider agrees, you can use these patches along with other PatchAid patches.
Lose extra pounds.
People who are overweight are at greater risk for cognitive decline and conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Losing just a little bit of weight can help reduce risk. Small changes, including eating right, exercising, and sleeping better, can help. PatchAid Weight Loss Patches are also available if your doctor recommends them.*
There are many steps you can take to keep your brain as healthy as possible. Many PatchAid Vitamin Patches include ingredients that affect the brain and could be helpful.* Ask your doctor whether you should use them and what else you can do to protect your memory now and in the future. It’s also good to know your risk factors, including whether you have a genetic risk for memory loss.
*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. PatchAid patches are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone with a medical condition should seek the advice of a licensed medical practitioner. Individual results may vary.