Memory and Remembering

GUEST: CYNTHIA GREEN, Ph.D. (in clinical psychology) *Founding Director of the Memory Enhancement Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York *Author, Total Memory Workout: 8 Easy Steps to Maximum Memory Fitness (Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1999) STEVEN FERRIS, Ph.D. (in experimental psychology) *Executive Director of the Silberstein Aging and Dementia Research Center at New York University *Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine Let's face it — we all forget things. Where we put the car keys, the name of the person we just met, the doctor's appointment we made last week. Although it can happen at any age, research shows that many of us begin to see changes in our memory function around age 50. While loss of memory is considered a normal part of aging, other factors like diet and lifestyle can also affect our ability to remember things. Join Brooke Gladstone and guests for a discussion of how memory works, why it sometimes doesn't and how it can be improved.



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