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Brain booster | Exercise your brain and improve memory

Do you sometimes forget if you left the iron on, turned the oven off, or maybe where you have parked your car? You might worry that your memory is not what it once was.

The normal ageing process impacts the circulation of the brain, and our memory can start to deteriorate. This can cause mild forgetfulness or times when you cannot quite remember a word or name. 

Brain training works and it is important to keep your brain muscles active through activities like reading, brainteasers or puzzles, learning a new language or memorising music. These activities may keep the neural pathways and connections functioning which reduces the risk of dementia in the long-term.

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Top tips to a healthy brain

  • Exercise and challenge your brain – do not be a couch potato
  • Nourish your brain with a healthy diet, drink alcohol in moderation
  • Enjoy physical activity
  • Make 'safety first' a priority – wear a helmet, drive safely, take any head injury seriously
  • Learn to manage stress and depression
  • Relax and sleep well
  • Have regular checks for blood pressure, diabetes, heart rate and cholesterol
  • Do not smoke or use illegal drugs

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eBooks

Libraries love these eBooks:

To get started download the ePlatform by Libby and Cloud Library apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and passwords.

eMagazines

Exercise your brain reading science eMagazines:

  • Popular Science Australia
  • Popular Science
  • New Scientist
  • Discover

Get started using free eMagazines online or download the Libby app. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.

eAudiobooks

Listen anywhere, anytime to eAudiobooks:

To get started, download the BorrowBox and Libby apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.

DVDs

Grab a DVD and learn more about your brain:

Podcasts

Listen on the go with these podcasts:

Search for these free podcast titles from your preferred podcast provider.

On the web

Discover fun brain facts:

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