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


Meghan, Harry ‘struggling to cope’ in LA

Meghan, Harry ‘struggling to cope’ in LA

Dream of a blissful new life has quickly turned into a nightmare

Fresh confusion over virus 'detention'

Fresh confusion over virus 'detention'

Thousands of Melbourne public housing residents have been provided with "detention...

Man in iconic 9/11 photo dies from virus

Man in iconic 9/11 photo dies from virus

This man miraculously survived the 9/11 terror attacks