Manage your memory with D.A.N.C.E.R.S.

There are steps you can take to enhance your memory and help to delay or even prevent dementia. Lydia Cho, a neuropsychologist with Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, suggests focusing on D.A.N.C.E.R.S., a set of lifestyle criteria created by Dr. James Ellison, former director of the geriatric psychiatry program at McLean.

  • D: Disease management

Maintain a healthy weight, don’t smoke, and keep blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels in line to help preserve cognitive function.

  • A: Activity

Any cardio exercise, like walking, swimming, and playing sports, is good for brain health. “Cardio can increase energy in the brain by improving oxygen and blood flow,” says Cho.

  • N: Nutrition

Poor nutrition leads to poor brain health. The DASH, MIND, and Mediterranean diets emphasize whole fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, fatty fish, and healthy fats.

  • C: Cognitive stimulation

“Challenge your brain regularly,” says Cho. “The more you engage your brain, the more likely you can retain memory”.

  • E: Engagement

Research continues to show a reliable link between isolation and lower cognitive function. Any kind of social engagement is helpful.

  • R: Relaxation

Your brain needs adequate downtime. Do activities that you find relaxing, whether it’s exercise, yoga, meditation, reading, or bathing.

  • S: Sleep

Sleep is when your brain cleans out toxins. To get the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night, practice good sleep hygiene. Examples: Set a sleep schedule and stick to it. Avoid any electronic devices for at least an hour before bedtime. Don’t eat after dinner time.

Source: HARVARD HEALTH PUBLISHING (HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL)

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