My grandmother, on my father's side, passed away from Alzheimer's when she was 83 years old. Now, I've been watching my mother do the wackiest things. She tells me something then tells me fifty more times. If we are talking to her, she tells the world what we said in her version. It may not be what we said at all. It’s kinda like learning something new about you every other day from a sibling. So now, I'm researching how to save my memory before it’s too late.
Did you know that chewing gum keeps your attention longer? Ok I'll try that. Sounds simple enough but my husband has been chewing gum for years. I don't see his attention span very good. It does keep him awake though.
Then there is the continuing education thing. Sign up for a new program every term so that you are always learning something. Is that why people go back to school in their old age? Sounds kinda expensive. But I have heard there is a discount for seniors.
I, also, read that reading the newspaper every day will keep your mind going. There is always something new in there.
I will keep looking for things and sharing as I go on.