Many believe that playing games is the best (or only!) way to help your mind and memory. Not so. Others think that increased memory lapses are a natural part of aging. Again—not so. You can maintain your brain health—perhaps even improve it—but it’s a whole body effort. There isn’t one magic drink, brain health supplement or memory game that will do it.

The good news is, memory-boosting activities can be fun instead of daunting. Taking a hike with friends, learning to play an instrument, trying new recipes, or even planning a vacation—all of these unexpected ways may help your brain health

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