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Improve Your Memory and Quality of Life

Have you ever seen someone at a party, who you have met before, but just could not recall his or her name? This is just an example of a common memory problem for many people. Here are a few suggestions you can do to help improve your memory:

  • Use mnemonic devices to help you remember information. The best mnemonics use humor and positive imagery to help you recall facts, so come up with a song, joke, poem or rhyme to help you memorize important segments of information.
  • When trying to remember something, being patience can help tremendously! The harder you try to think of something, the more stressed you become, and of course, the more stressed you are the more difficult it is to remember anything.
  • Try working on learning a new skill if your brain feels unfocused and your memory is lacking. New skills use new parts of the brain and force you to expand your ways of thinking.
  • Doing crossword puzzles is a great way to keep your memory sharp and active. Not only does the mental exercise help your brain stay in good shape, but you will learn all kinds of interesting facts!
  • Stop multitasking. When you focus on many activities at once, none of them have your full attention. This can be especially detrimental when you are attempting to commit something to memory.
  • Exercise your brain. Try completing sudoku or crossword puzzles, reading a book or taking a new route to a familiar destination.
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