3 ways to boost your memory, according to brain experts

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(Amina Zafar/ CBC News) — Worries about dementia often rank high in polls of Canadians’ health concerns, but a neurologist says there are ways to keep our cherished memories strong.

Dr. Sandra Black, a cognitive neurologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, says with normal aging, short-term memory dulls and the brain’s processing speed slows with each decade after 50.

To help counter those declines, Black looks for ways to boost memory that are supported by scientific evidence. (…)