Did you know that your brain is like a muscle? The more you use it, the more you can continue to use it. New learning actually causes new connections to form in your brain. That's why mental exercise is so important, regardless of your age. It has a positive effect on your brain and can help keep it young.
Letís take a close look at memory and try to pin down a few answers. In the process, we'll see that memory can be damaged from not only a blow to the head but also neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimerís and Parkinsonís, injuries such as strokes, and — very importantly — improper diet.