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Preventing memory loss

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Recognizing memory loss, as early as possible and confronting it, could slow the progression and even turn things around.

Dr.Jjudith McKenzie is dealing with this problem with some of her patients at Primary Health Group-Johnston-Willis. 

The first step is prevention.  Regular exercise, healthy diet, and activities that stimulate memory, like puzzles, can help prevent memory loss.

Your primary care doctor can do tests to rule out reversible causes of memory loss and there are medications that can slow the progression.

If you suspect memory loss in yourself or a family member, see a doctor right away for testing since early treatment is critical to maintaining memory.         

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