Worried about memory loss? Here are nine tips you can follow now to help prevent memory loss in the future.

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How can you… challenge yourself?:

* Learning to play a musical instrument
* Playing “Word” games e.g. Scrabble
* Interacting with others
* Switching careers or starting a new one
* Starting a new hobby, such as crafts.
* Learning a foreign language
* Volunteering
* Staying informed about current events
* Reading


Just as physical activity keeps your body strong, mental activity keeps your mind sharp and agile. One way to do this is to continually challenge yourself by learning new skills. If you continue to learn and challenge yourself, your brain continues to grow, literally. An active brain produces new connections between nerve cells that allow cells to communicate with one another. This helps your brain store and retrieve information more easily, no matter what your age.

Source: How to keep your mind sharp: Preventive action –

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