Espedilla: Preventing memory loss and dementia

DEAR Dr. Fritz,

Hi, doc. I am BB of Sasa. I am 45 and I can already feel that my brain is faltering. I have tried ways from playing brain training games like crosswords and puzzles to eating fruits rich in antioxidants, and yet, I can still experience memory lapses. Are there other ways to prevent memory loss and dementia? I am scared to death to lose my memory as I am working that entails a lot of brain endurance.

Thanks a lot and hope you can help me make my memory better.

BB of Sasa

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Dear BB of Sasa,

I can understand your plight. But, it’s important to know that it is just normal that we forget. We are vulnerable to forget. As a matter of fact, even computers have glitches. How much more for humans? But memory problems only becomes a horror when it disturbs or hampers your everyday life, such as you can no longer remember where your house is, or your name is, or the important people in your life.

Yes. You are doing right when you were eating those fruits rich in antioxidants and play brain training games, like crosswords and puzzles. But, sometimes you have to do more and outside of the box, so that you will be able to achieve the results better.

Oh, oh, I would have wanted to start now for the in-depth discussion, but, since we are running of space for now, so, let me then, continue this in my next issue. Until then!

Dr. Fritz

(Dr. Fritz Legarde Espedilla is an aesthetic dermatologist and surgeon and a clinical sexologist. She is also trained in hypnotherapy and Medical Acupuncture. She has been in the broadcast media for more than a decade and has written a book based on her 15 year stint with her radio program, “Healthy is Sexy Secrets ni Dr. Fritz.” She is also a faculty in a College of Pharmacy. For your questions, you may send them to Dear Dr. Fritz, c/o SunStar-Davao Publishing Inc., Ebro-Pelayo Building, Jacinto St., Davao City, (former Department of Foreign Affairs office), across Ateneo de Davao University and beside Holy Child School of Davao, or you e-mail them to dokfritz@yahoo.com. If you don’t wish your letter to be published, we regret that we cannot answer them. Thank you for your understanding.)
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