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A neurologist’s tips to protect your memory

By Hope Reese

06 Jul 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Renowned neurologist, Dr. Richard Restak, says that there are a few simple things we can do to prevent memory decline as we age. The NYT focuses on 7 useful tips to protect your memory.

As we age, our memory declines. This is an ingrained assumption for many of us; however, according to neuroscientist Dr. Richard Restak, a neurologist and clinical professor at George Washington Hospital University School of Medicine and Health, decline is not inevitable.

The author of more than 20 books on the mind, Restak has decades’ worth of experience in guiding patients with memory problems. “The Complete Guide to Memory: The Science of Strengthening Your Mind,” Restak’s latest book, includes tools such as mental exercises, sleep habits and diet that can help boost memory.

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