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U.S. News & World Report Quotes Dr. Williams: Memory Decline Isn't Inevitable


Have you ever forgotten where you left your keys? Been unable to recall where you placed your wallet? Woken up late because it slipped your mind to set the alarm on your cellphone or clock?

None of these circumstances are cause for alarm, says Dr. Vernon Williams, a sports neurologist and founding director of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles.

It's important to keep in mind that most people experience memory loss at some point, Williams says. Forgetting where you put something or not being able to immediately remember the name of someone you don't interact with routinely is common.

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