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Brain fitness

Author shares tips

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Patrick Hartory, left, demonstrates an exercise to recite the alphabet backwards Tuesday during a brain fitness seminar at the Knowlton Library. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

Patrick Hartory says he first became interested in brain health as an elementary student who often was challenged by his weekly spelling tests, until his father encouraged him to use different memorization techniques to improve his scores.

That early appreciation for how the mind works, coupled with a family genetic history of Alzheimer’s disease, compelled the national speaker and author to write a book about how to maintain good brain health.

Several tips were shared from Mr. Hartory’s latest book Your Ageless Mind during a brain fitness program Tuesday at the Knowlton Library.

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