There can be a lot of reasons that your mind feels a bit…dull. Everything from food sensitivities to past head injuries and normal aging can all be factors in retrieving memories, making decisions, or just thinking clearly all day.
To help prevent cognitive decline, experts recommend not only eating well, sleeping enough, exercising regularly, and maintaining good social connections, but also employing certain strategies over time to keep the mind in tip-top shape.
If you have serious concerns about brain function, always consult a healthcare provider for an examination.
Even a doctor can miss the signs of dementia in a loved one. Read here to find out some of the early signs that aren't memory loss in someone who is living with the disease.
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