Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
How can memory loss be treated?
A: Most people over the age of 40 experience some memory loss. We don’t know what causes this normal experience, and there is no conventional treatment available to treat it.
Ginkgo has been proven useful for ordinary age-related memory loss. One study followed 60 individuals aged 61 to 88 years who suffered from mild to moderate mental impairment. Over a period of 3 months, participants treated daily with the ginkgo extract showed distinct and significant improvement in mental function.
There is some evidence that phosphatidylserine might be helpful, as well. In one study that enrolled individuals with memory loss but not dementia, phosphatidylserine provided significant benefits. Individuals with the most severe memory loss showed the most improvement.
To help enhance your memory you may try the brain-nourishing herbal supplement “Super Clarity” by Traditions of Tao. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.