Dr. Alison Preston interview by Austin KEYE-TV

Dr. Alison Preston was interviewed as part of a story KEYE did on memory decline and how to boost your memory


“Our memories start to decline at the age of 25,” said Dr. Alison Preston with the Center for Learning and Memory at the University of Texas at Austin.  At 25 years old we’re already starting to forget names, places, and other important memories. Of course, the older we get, the worse it gets. But, here’s what you can do to better your brain.  The human brain has been likened to a library. Memories are filed away with more precision than the Dewey Decimal System. But, what happens when chunks of your past slide out of place and are lost, forever.  “It’s very important that I don’t forget those wonderful memories,” said Art Cunningham who has early memory loss.  Cunningham is part of a brain-boosting memory fitness group organized by AGE of Central Texas. He joined after his wife asked him a question.  “Don’t you remember anything?” said Cunningham.  Actually, he still remembers a lot. And, Early Memory Loss Support is designed to keep it that way.  “So, you don’t just want to use your brain, you want to push it,” said UT Professor Alison Preston.

Read more and watch the video story at: http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/tips-boost-your-memory-14170.shtml#