1. Eat Brain Healthy Food
]]>Certain foods]]> improve your brain's function: foods like leafy green vegetables, fruits and vegetables with antioxidants, soy, and whole wheat provide nutrients that help with brain development and maintenance. Even foods like cacao beans and coffee beans contain vitamins and nutrients that are good for your brain—just skip all the excess sugar.
2. Reduce Your Cholesterol
According to research by ]]>Kaiser Permanente]]>, high levels of cholesterol ]]>increases a person's risk of developing dementia]]>. Women with a cholesterol value of 240 and over have a 66 percent increased chance of developing Alzheimer's disease, and a 25 percent increased chance when cholesterol levels are between 200 and 239.
3. Use Omega-3 Supplements
Besides omega-3 fatty acids found in food, ]]>supplements]]> can also be used. DHA, or decosahexaenoic acid, has been added in food for infants and pregnant women. Omega-3 fatty acids cannot be made by the human body, so eating as many omega-3 rich foods and supplements is necessary for optimal brain health.
4. Try Memory Techniques
Using certain memory techniques, like ]]>chunking]]>, can increase your memory. Chunking is used for working memory, a form of short-term memory. When remembering items, group them together meaningfully. For example, instead of remembering one number at a time, remember the numbers as double digit or triple digit numbers.
5. Increase Your Vocabulary
Women have ]]> a a greater ability with language]]> compared to men.