Many older adults worry about memory loss, so the team from Ingenia Connect put together what constitutes as normal memory loss.
As we grow older, we can experience physiological changes that can cause glitches in brain functions that you’ve always taken for granted. It can take
longer to learn and recall information. In most cases if you give yourself time, the information will come to mind.
Do you feel it takes you longer to learn new things than it did when you were younger? Do you forget to pay a bill or misplace things? Do you forget what day it is and remember later? These are considered normal age-related memory loss.
With concerning memory problems, it can be harder to do simple everyday things like driving, using the phone or finding your way home. In this way, it can significantly impact your ability to function on a day-to-day basis.
How to maintain good brain health
Being brain healthy is important at any age and staying active is good for your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. This includes eating a healthy diet, reducing your alcohol intake, and staying connected to family, friends or joining community activities that are fun and interesting. These things can help both your mind and body.
Changing certain lifestyle habits may make a difference to maintaining a healthy mind and a healthy body as you age.
If you have any concerns about yourself or someone else in your community, please contact Ingenia Connect on 1800 797 625 or make an appointment with your GP to discuss any worries, you may have.