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Old 07-03-2019, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Retired
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A lot of great suggestions.

I drink coffee every morning (French ancestry....coffee runs thru my veins). I've gotten away from exercising like I should....good point about that.

Never heard of Niacinamide, but when I just looked it up, it seems it's great for aging skin! Sounds like a winner. I'm going to check into this. It's a form of vitamin B3, it said.

Glycine also sounds interesting. I'm going to check into that, too.

I take a horse sized multi-vitamin about 3 times a week. Gluco...(whatever) to help w/arthritis, every other day (I'm not great at the discipline to take a pill every day). Sometimes collagen, sometimes fish oil, Vitamin d3 several times a week.
Glycine and niacinamide should help with the arthritis.
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Texas
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No joke:
Exercise
Learn something difficult
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:51 PM
 
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New data released within the past 30 days


https://www.aarp.org/health/brain-he...effective.html
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Orange County
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www.totalbrain.com

Formerly My Brain Solutions
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:03 PM
 
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"Has anyone tried doing anything that you think has helped make your brain sharper?"
yes.
TRIED (not accomplished) remembering everything my Wife told me to do.
my brain is now so sharp i cannot handle it without her words cutting me.
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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It used to take me about 3-4 hours to do the Sunday NY Times crossword puzzle. Now it is twice that. Of course it doesn't help that the cultural references are increasingly to GenX and even millennials rather than boomers. I am not sure doing the puzzles actually does anything for memory, but I keep telling myself they can't hurt.
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Every person is different, so there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Exercise can keep blood flow nominal. A decent diet can help. The one herb that seemed to help my wife was eyebright. She and I tried a number of the purported brain enhancers with no discernible difference. Stay away from operations requiring anesthesia if possible, and keep sleep apnea under control.

I do a scrabble type of word game - classic words free - but it is easy and only helps a certain type of thinking. I literally ALWAYS win and just play for scores and to get sleepy.

Deficiencies in short term memory may be handled with the use of routines and standard procedures. Keys ALWAYS go in one spot, the morning routine pre-coffee is always the same, etc..
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:04 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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I do jigsaw puzzles online. Someone here suggested it. I do them several ways. by color shape, build from the frame in. I look briefly at the full picture before I start and I am often surprised at the finished puzzle.


I played scrabble online until I got tired of it


Sadly, good conversation is the most stimulating in every way ..... and the hardest to come by
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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The adult school here has a class for this, it's exercises you do on the computer thats suppose to make you remember things better. Maybe it helped but not so you would notice.
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Old 07-03-2019, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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The adult school here has a class for this, it's exercises you do on the computer thats suppose to make you remember things better. Maybe it helped but not so you would notice.
I dunno, I hear stuff like this and it is kind of sad. This is aging and we are all going through it. Classes, pills, games, whatever are not going to stop something that happens to all living things. Perhaps we need to just have fun and stop worrying about it.
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