• By Laurel J. Kelly

Consumer Health Tips: Keeping your brain in shape

March 22, 2017

a closeup of an older woman's hand, holding a pen and working on a crossword puzzleHealthy aging: 7 tips to improve your memory
Do you forget where you left your keys or glasses, or the name of your favorite coffee shop barista? Everyone forgets things occasionally, and, while there are no guarantees when it comes to preventing memory loss or dementia, certain activities might help sharpen your memory.

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