Are you worried about your memory or someone else’s? Do you want to understand more about how your memory works? How you might help it work better, and stave off declines? Barry Gordon, a nationally recognized expert on memory and memory disorders, explains how each of us has many different kinds of memories, our own individual patterns of strengths and weakness, and how we might better appreciate what these patterns are.
Gordon discusses what memory and mental skills are likely to get worse with aging, which are incorrectly blamed on aging, and which may actually improve as we get older. He describes useful memory and mental skills we should try harder to keep sharp, and suggests interventions and lifestyle changes that are most likely to help us to improve our ability to pay attention, to think, and to remember at any age.
Gordon is a professor of neurology and cognitive science at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, where he founded the Memory Clinic.
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