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7 Ways To Protect Your Memory

04/22/2011 08:14 am ET | Updated Jul 21, 2011

It happens to all of us: You stop at the store and forget the one thing you went for. You blank on your co-worker's husband's name -- Is it John? Jim? And where are those darn keys?!? It's normal to be forgetful once in awhile, especially if you've got a lot on your plate.

But even if you're years away from worrying about senior moments, research shows that memory loss can actually begin as early as your 20s, and it continues as you age. Thankfully, taking a few easy steps throughout your day can help you stay sharp -- and maybe even help you remember where you put those keys!

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