If you seem to be getting more forgetful lately, don’t worry — there’s hope to restore and stop the memory loss you may be experiencing as you age. Based on studies, here are four ways to maintain your memory:
1. Slow down on the champagne.
Recently, a 2013 U.K. study resurfaced, leading many to believe that all the celebratory champagne they indulged in during the holidays may have helped their memory.
Unfortunately, that study, which claimed that drinking three glasses of champagne every week could prevent dementia was actually misleading.
In fact, consuming too much liquor does the opposite and speeds up memory loss.
That’s backed up by many more research studies like Neurology’s January 2014 study that found men who drank more than 2.5 drinks per day may experience memory loss six years earlier.
2. Watch what you eat.
Other risks aside, you now have another reason to adopt healthy eating habits.
A June 2015 study by Neurology said that the better your diet, the less likely you are to experience “cognitive decline” or memory loss.
The study included almost 28,000 participants in 40 different countries.