Did you ever think that maybe your memory is fading? I know I feel as if, I am getting ‘dumber’ the longer I am out of school so I tend to take classes here and there to keep that muscle working in the right direction. I am sure not everyone has all the time to go back to school or train your brain on a daily basis as we did while we were in school.
I mean, have you watched Are We Smarter than a 5th Grader and decided that we have lost our edge or helped our children do their homework and we had to look up the answers ourselves?
The USDA indicated in a study that blueberries are the number one brain food. Not only does it boost our memories but it also provide for coordination and balance that is lost with age. The whole article can be found here http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/1999/990910b.htm
A Principal Investigator at the Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Science, Peninsula Medical School. Dr Spencer commented: "Impaired or failing memory as we get older is one of life's major inconveniences. Scientists have known of the potential health benefits of diets rich in fresh fruits for a long time. Our previous work had suggested that flavonoid compounds had some kind of effect on memory, but until now we had not known the potential mechanisms to account for this".
I wonder if this also works for Alzheimer’s Disease.