Memory and the Aging Brain

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Many people complain of a failing memory as they age. Is a decrease in recall the natural fate of an aging brain? Or is the new age of information overload also to blame? We talk with brain specialists about aging, what causes our memories to fail and how to keep the brain fit.


Dr. Joel Kramer, professor of neuropsychology at UCSF Medical Center and director of neuropsychology at UCSF's memory and aging center

Denise Park, co-director of the Center for Vital Longevity at the University of Texas at Dallas, and distinguished university chair in behavioral and brain sciences

Dr. Adam Gazzaley, director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at UCSF