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Your Health: July 5, 2013 Improve your memory and thinking skills

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      Looking for a simple way to improve your memory?
     A new study finds reading books, writing, and participating in other brain stimulating activities may help your memory.
    Rush University Medical Center researchers tested people's memory and thinking skills for nearly six years.
     Results show people who participated in mentally stimulating activities both early and late in life had a slower rate of memory decline.
     One doctor says the benefits are not only tied to books.
      Dr. Ronan Factora says, "There are other studies that look at leisure activities including learning a musical instrument, learning a foreign language, anything that is going to help to challenge your brain is probably going to provide benefit."
     The doctor also says anything that keeps your brain active is a good thing and it is never too late to participate in these activities.

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