Tips to keep your brain fit and memory sharp
HERE are a few tips for keeping your brain fit and memory sharp.
Avoid harmful substances: excessive drinking and drug abuse damages brain cells.
Manage any medical conditions: high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes affect your brain as well as your heart.
Challenge yourself: Reading widely, keeping mentally active and learning new skills strengthens brain connections and promotes new ones.
Trust yourself more: if people feel they have control over their lives, their brain chemistry actually improves.
Relax: tension may prolong a memory loss.
Make sure you get enough sleep regularly and eat a well-balanced diet.
Pay attention - concentrate on what you want to remember.
Minimise and resist distractions. Use a notepad and carry a calendar. This may not keep your memory sharp, but does make up for any memory lapses. Organise belongings.
All tips are courtesy of Alzheimer's Australia