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7 Learning Projects That Will Keep Your Brain Sharp

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7 Learning Projects That Will Keep Your Brain Sharp

Worried about dementia and Alzheimer's? Try these strategies to keep your memory going strong.

Big on “brain” foods and supplements? They're not the only things that will keep your mind in tip-top shape. Experts swear that one of the best ways to sharpen your brain is to be constantly taking on new learning projects.

“Whether it’s picking up a different language, taking up a sport, or simply exploring a new route to work every day, these sorts of activities are great because they stimulate your brain, causing neurons to get stronger and even generating new blood vessels in the brain,” explains Majid Fotuhi, MD, PhD, medical director of NeuroGrow Brain Fitness Center in Baltimore and author of Boost Your Brain. Here, seven easy, do-able learning projects that you can take on starting today:

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