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I've noticed that my mom has started to forget little things. I'm wondering if there are things she can do to improve her memory—dietary or lifestyle?

The good old things we hear every day have proven helpful for our memory. A healthy, balanced lifestyle helps our brain cell health and our overall wellbeing. When we feel better, our cognition is better. Specifically, regular exercise has shown to help attention, memory, and mood. I'd also recommend a Mediterranean diet rich in greens, fish, and olive oils, which also has a protective effect on memory. It may sound obvious, but stay away from smoking, which, along with all the other detrimental health impacts, is not good for our long-term memory.
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Dr. Gliebus

A board certified neurologist, Dr. Gliebus received his medical degree from Vilnius University and specializes in cognitive disorders. Following an internal medicine residency at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, Dr. Gliebus completed a neurology residency at Drexel University College of Medicine where he was named chief resident. Dr. Gliebus was then named as the J. Rosenstone Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology Fellow at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine's Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center.

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