Like any other part of the body, neurons weaken as people age. But you can re-energise your brain power by doing a few simple things.
Our memory peaks in our 20s and 30s and slowly begins to decline as we grow older. Memory lapses, like losing your keys, arriving at the grocery shop and forgetting what you were supposed to get, trouble remembering where you left your car in the parking lot etc. are common and even normal for adults going into their fourth or fifth decade.
Other functions which slow down somewhat include our capacities for learning something new and shifting focus from one activity to another. But the ability to recall concepts and general facts or vocabulary and language skills, which fall under semantic memory continue to improve for many older adults.
The human brain works on a ‘use it or lose it’ principle. The more you give your brain a workout, the better you are able to process and remember information.
Three easy ways to strengthen your memory as you grow older-