Can Exercises Help Us Hold On to Our Memories?

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Have you tried any memory games?

Doctors tell us to exercise our bodies, but what about our brains?

Crosswords are said to help with memory, and new video games promise to give your mind a workout. Does any of it work?

Art Kramer, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at University of Illinois, talks about the memory programs and the science behind them.

Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA Center on Aging

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