6. Trying to Do Too Much
You’re a busy person with a to-do list a mile long, and that work/family/social life juggling act can take its toll on your memory. While small instances of short-term stress can actually improve brain function, long-term stress, like the kind that settles in when you spend every day at work trying to keep track of fifteen different tasks at once, can cause various hormone levels to spike and prevent your brain from forming memories properly. Prolonged stress of this type may even cause permanent changes to your brain, so make sure to take a breather every once in a while.
What steps have you taken to protect your memory as you age? Do you take supplements?