Growing older can be a great thing; retirement gives you more time to spend with loved ones and pursue your personal interests; you get to watch children grow up. Plus, older adults can often be better problem solvers than their younger counterparts, as they can draw from decades of additional experience and knowledge. But, as you probably know, age does have its downsides. For example, many seniors worry about the possibility of mental decline and memory loss—human brains unfortunately start slowing down at the young age of 30.
But you've probably also noticed that some people are able to stay sharp at any age, while others aren't. The reason for that isn't just good genes; lifestyle choices also play a heavy role. While it's true that our brain's gray matter shrinks as we age, the power of neuroplasticity can help us to "rewire" our neurons to prevent memory loss.
To take advantage of these protective effects, though, you have to make sure your brain is both active and healthy.
5 Ways To Protect Your Brain
The bottom line is the best way of protecting your brain is taking care of all other aspects of your physical and mental well-being first. With that as your foundation, cognitive exercises and mental stimulation can boost your brain power from there.
Now that you've got a foundation for a healthier life, consider the next transition in your life. If the sale of your home is getting in the way, consider the Senior Home Purchase Program. We can purchase your home in as-is condition in as quick as 30 days. Click below to learn more.