Did You Know?

  1. Your memory can associate a scent with a specific event

  2. Cognitive psychologists define Short-Term Memory as memory that lasts 15-30 seconds

  3. Sleep is vital to the retrieval and storage of long-term memories

  4. Information can travel to and from our brain as fast as 268 mph

  5. It is estimated that there are 100 billion neurons (nerve cells) in the human brain

  6. Aging does not have to bring on deteriorating ability to think for yourself, and in fact, that you can get smarter with age.

  7. Millennials aged 18 to 34 are much more likely than those 55 or older to forget what day it is, where they put their keys, etc.

  8. Simply telling older people they are forgetful makes their memory worse

  9. Disengaging from complex thinking challenges causes your underutilized mind to decline.

  10. Short-term memory continues to improve until around age 25 when it levels off and then begins to drop around age 35.

  11. Social interaction helps ward off depression and stress which can contribute to memory loss.

  12. Resveratrol Prevents Age-Related Memory (Loss) and Mood Dysfunction

  13. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey estimated that 3.2% of adults over age 50 have a seriously low B12 level, and up to 20% may have a borderline vitamin B12 deficiency.

  14. Several epidemiological and human intervention studies have found beneficial effects of the consumption of tea and green tea on neurodegenerative impairment, such as cognitive dysfunction and memory loss.

  15. This molecule (Melatonin) exhibits strong neuroprotective effects, especially under the conditions of elevated oxidative stress or intensive neural inflammation.