A good memory starts with a good diet

Keeping your memory sharp as you age. Who would not want that? Combine a healthy diet with an active lifestyle and you have a great chance.

Lately, Mr Jones (81 years old) has become quite forgetful. He can’t quite remember the names of relatives or that, recently, his children gave him the gift of a weekend in London. Chances are that Mr Jones is suffering from early-stage dementia. He is not alone: as many as one in five people get this disease. Currently, in the Netherlands, around 250,000 people suffer from it and, as the aging population grows, so will this number. Because the older you are, the more likely you are to get it. An 80-plusser has a 20% chance of getting dementia; in people over 90 this chance increases to at least 40%