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Do any supplements, foods or lifestyle modifications help with brain function, like memory and cognition?

There is preliminary evidence that certain supplements modestly improve various aspects of memory or cognition. These benefits include boosting memory in people who do not have memory problems as well as improving memory or cognition in people with age-related cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. In addition, certain foods, diets, and lifestyle changes have been associated with improvements in cognition or a decreased risk of dementia.  Credit:   Supplements In Healthy Adults & Adolescents May be helpful: Bacopa  ( Bacopa monnieri ) is an herb which several small trials suggest may have very modest benefits in healthy adults without memory or cognitive deficits. Choline  supplements may help improve short-term memory and attention in healthy  older  adults, but this benefit has only been found with certain forms of choline. Choline supplements do not appear to be beneficial in younger individuals.

How Aging Affects Mitochondria in Brain Cells

This article was originally published July 12, 2018 on In recent years, it's become increasingly apparent that most of what we refer to as health and disease really links back to the function of your mitochondria — tiny organelles inside your cells that play an important role in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), required for all biological functions. If your mitochondria are not functioning well, your risk for chronic degenerative diseases will radically increase. Not surprisingly, optimization of mitochondria is also vital for life extension strategies. Your brain, being the most energy-dependent organ (consuming up to 20 percent of the energy used by your entire body(1), is therefore particularly susceptible to impaired energy production due to faulty mitochondria, and researchers now suggest this appears to be what makes the human brain susceptible to age-related diseases in the first place. As reported by Salk News:(2) "Salk researchers use