How To Stop Your Brain From Shrinking

(Last Updated On: March 29, 2022)

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It takes around 20 years to grow a complete human brain, from newborn baby to mature adult. Careful nurturing is a wise, lifelong investment. Although a little shrinkage is to be expected, with age, anything beyond that puts you at risk of memory loss and eventually dementia.

The most important area of the brain, in terms of memory, is the hippocampus. This is a complex structure buried deep within the limbic system. Damage to the hippocampus can cause it to shrink, an effect that is associated with several neurological disorders, including dementia.

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