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an older man showing a piece of paper to an older woman who is touching her head and trying to remember somethingMemory loss: 7 tips to improve your memory
Do you occasionally forget your grocery list, the name of the personal trainer you liked at the gym or where your put your car keys? You're not alone. Everyone forgets things occasionally. Some degree of memory problems and a modest decline in other thinking skills are fairly common parts of aging. But there are strategies that might help. Consider these seven simple ways to sharpen your memory.


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