Fiber can be acquired by eating Oats, Bran, Nuts, Seeds, Barley, and some Vegetables. 

It’s important to make sure your diet contains enough fiber to keep your body working the way it should.  Because the elderly often do not get enough fiber in their diet however, it is a good idea to take a fiber supplement. Fiber supplements come in both pill form and powder form, which is dissolved into a liquid. 


Over time, pollutants can build up in the brain and impair memory function. These pollutants can come from habits such as smoking and drinking, or simply being exposed to such things as air and water pollution. The older people get, the more their memory can be impaired by this. There are many vitamins on the market that will help to prevent this problem, and when you are taking the proper amounts of them, your brain and memory function can be improved. 

Vitamin B

The B Vitamin groups, especially folic acid, and Vitamins B-6 and B-12 help with brain function. They are especially helpful with information processing, and verbal skills. This is an important group of vitamins for the elderly, whose brain function begins to slow down.  Vitamin B-6 has been proven to help with memory retention, and the other B vitamins have been shown to promote mental clarity. Each different B vitamin helps in a slightly different way, but almost all of them are quite necessary with the development of the brain and brain function. By taking their B vitamins, the elderly are helping to keep their minds and bodies strong for years to come. 

Foods rich in vitamin B are Milk, Cheese, Eggs, Liver, Chicken, Green Pea, Salmon, Brown Rice, Dark green vegetables – Spinach and Kale

VItamin E

Vitamin E has been shown to help improve memory function by neutralizing the chemicals that are collected in the brain over time by cigarette smoke, alcohol, and air pollution. Taking Vitamin E can be especially helpful in trying to help with the memories of those who have led particularly unhealthy lifestyles. Drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol consumption often times help contribute to memory loss down the line, because these pollutants deposit into the brain and cause problems with brain development and functioning, as well as memory functioning. 

Vitamins E foods consists of Wheat germ oil, Sunflower Seeds, Almond, Avocado, Peanut butter, Safflower, Olive oil, Kiwi fruits, Shrimp, Spinach.

Vitamins C

Vitamin C helps with brain function as well, and aids in the overall lifetime performance of memory and other brain functions. Some studies have even shown that those who receive an adequate supply of vitamin C even have a tendency to live longer lives.  Vitamin C is especially important in the elderly who tend to have less adequate immune systems than those who are younger. Vitamin C helps boost the immune system and keep the elderly healthy as they get older. 

Food rich with Vitamins C are Strawberries, Broccoli, Potatoes, Citrus Fruits – Oranges and Orange Juice.

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