Memory research has established time and time again the correlation between how well we review information and how securely it’s stored in our long-term memory. “Reviewing information” might make you think of your grandchildren practicing their spelling lists or times tables, but reviewing what we know can take forms other than studying. To continue our memory skills series in honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, here are four ways you can review information in your daily life to help preserve and create memories.
October is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and in preparation we’re continuing our memory skills series with another set of strategies to help you keep your memory limber and active. Practicing these memory exercises on a daily basis will not only improve your memory skills, but will encourage you to pay more attention to how often your memory is successful all on its own. When you “catch your memory doing right,” take a moment to celebrate and feel grateful. Memories are precious, even the smallest ones, and the older we get the more we learn never to take them for granted.
When you’re suffering from memory loss, it can be easy to feel helpless. Whether it’s the name of your neighbor’s dog, what you need from the grocery store, or where you went on family vacation when you were 12, it’s disconcerting to forget something you used to recall effortlessly. At Vista Prairie, we know how troubling those moments can feel. We’ve put together a list of strategies you can use to improve your ability to recall information you gather throughout the day.