Ever entered a room, only to forget why you went there in the first place? Or forgotten someone’s name straight after meeting them? If you’re worried your brain isn’t what it once was, fear not – Dutch neuroscientist and ageing-brain expert Professor André Aleman says there are still plenty of reasons for hope.
“Not all changes to our brains are negative,” he explains. “In fact, in our fifties and sixties, we’re more emotionally stable, and better able to cope with stress and complex situations than our younger counterparts.”
And while memory problems tend to set in over time, they’re not inevitable. In fact, the latest research shows that a few simple lifestyle shifts can be all it takes to counteract age-related changes in the brain. Here, the experts reveal seven ways to ensure a sharper and brighter mind for years to come.