1. Be alert and aware
You cannot remember if you do not attend to the item you want to recall. When you pay attention you will become aware of things you ordinarily will miss.
2. Visualization/ Association
Memory is based on associating new information to something you already know. It helps to link what you want to remember to a strong visual image. Example, people often remember the shape of Michigan because they associate it with a mitten. Or next time you want to remember someone’s name, associate it with someone you already know or a famous person.
In order to place something in your memory bank, you must repeat it at least 3 times. Verbal repetition linked with a visual image can increase your ability to recall
4. Organize new information
Catagorize new information to help you remember or use acronyms.
Do things in the same order/time every day to help you recall
6. Write it Down
Use a planner
Use these tips in your daily life to help improve your memory. If you are you loved one is needing assistance with every day activities such as meal planning, dressing, toileting or even travel, give us a call. Perfect Solutions for Seniors offers in home care from Bradenton to Ft. Myers!