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Trouble keeping information in mind? Could be sleep, mood, or age

By: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN, Contributor You’re heading to the market. You need to pick up eggs, cheese, milk, bread, tomatoes, carrots, and string beans. Can you keep those items in mind by repeating them to yourself? You arrive at your usual market, but it is unexpectedly closed. A passerby gives you verbal directions to a new market. Can you close your eyes and visualize the route? Both activities tap working memory…

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