As we head toward senior citizen age, sometimes our short term memory doesn’t cooperate favorably.
“When a person experiences short-term memory loss, he or she can remember incidents from 20 years ago but is fuzzy on the details of things that happened 20 minutes prior” according to Live Science.
This is why it’s important to learn and implement memory tricks that you can apply daily.
The book “Food as Medicine” says that eating the right foods contribute to a healthy brain.
In addition, exercising, getting plenty of sleep and keeping our stress low can be helpful.
Here are some other daily tips that can help you cope with short term memory loss.
- Put all appointments on a calendar. If an online calendar is used, set alerts.
- Meet new people and socialize because socializing has a beneficial impact on memory and cognitive function.
- Keep a daily to-do list. it’s easier to see what you really need to do when it’s on paper and it gets it out of your head onto paper. It also keeps you on track and more organized with your time.
- Write down important events, birthdays, anniversaries, and contacts in a journal so you have them at your fingertips when needed.
- Use a weekly pill organizer, or an automatic pill dispenser with an alarm that reminds you to take your meds.
- Return items to the same place you found them. Remember the phrase “A Place for everything and everything in it’s place”? All of your household items should have a place to be stored and should be returned to that same place when not in use.
- Keep your keys, wallet and phone in a bowl or decorative box where you can always locate them.
- Use OneNote, EverNote, or another app to keep track of passwords and any other important information. You can also write down everything and keep it in one designated place.
- Create daily morning, afternoon and evening routines that you can do over and over again. After practicing these new daily routines for a couple of weeks, they will become automatic.
- Go to stores when they are not crowded (maybe early in the morning or around dinner time) so you can get through the lines quickly and there’s less confusion.
- If someone is explaining something to you, ask them to speak slowly, and then repeat back to them what you just heard.
Write down everything, so you can recall the information at a later date.
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