Good question to ask! Simple things like memory games, getting some good exercise, traveling, healthy diet, making social connections and even watching jeopardy can simply help with brain function.
As for supplements you need to be careful which supplements are going to work for you. If you do a google search for supplements you'll get a lot of websites selling the same thing. I've tried a lot of them and some of them work, some of them do not. I've had most success with a supplement called Prevagen http://www.prevagen.com it targets the inbalance of calcium within your nervous system. Pretty interesting technology and it seems to be very powerful and very effective. My memory was improving within the first month.
Hope this helps!
Thanks for the post and when coming to the brain study, memory plays an important role. It acts the main functioning of the whole body. We need to take care of it by regular building of memory. Excercise and other games for the brain will increase the brains memory.
1. Enzymes from fresh vegetable juice, particularly Cabbage, Carrot, Celery, Beets, Carrot Tops, Beet Tops, Spinach, Parsley. This will help with detox, and it will provide energy unlike the other methods. Do not overdo the beets in the beginning, because they could detox you too fast. If you cannot make you own juice, look for a health-food store with a juice bar. For long-term usage, look at the VitaMix super-blender.
2. Short-term DHEA hormone supplementation. Take 25 to 50 mg per day for two weeks. Longer than this MIGHT cause temporary hair thinning in men because of the boost to hormones downstream of Testosterone. High doses over a longer time MIGHT cause facial hair in women. (Symptoms go away when you stop taking DHEA.) A 10 mg dose might be sufficient.
3. Brain supplement blend. Choose a reliable brand like Jarrow. Avoid products with fillers or "proprietary blends" that may have very little of the main ingredients. Here is an exellent article on choosing the best brain supplements.
4. Melatonin.If sleep is an issue, take a melatonin hormone supplement at night. The methods described above will cause extreme energy and enthusiasm, which MIGHT impact sleep. Good sleep supports brain modeling and hormone metabolism.