Frequently Asked Information on Memory

Memory Strategies contd.

7.        Use Repetition-rehearse information to be remembered.

8.        Sound Triggers-Use of alarms, buzzers, watches to remind one to perform a particular activity such as keeping an appointment, making a call, taking one's medication at a specified future time.  If not at home and you want to remember something to do upon returning home leave a message on your home answering machine.

9.        Organize Information-Use electronic memory devices and computers-designate a specific place for often used items such as keys, checkbook or important papers

10.        Use Associations-Associate new information with information that is already known and make a mental link, a mental picture of a filing system.  Place new information in a familiar existing file where it can be retrieved later.

11.        Visualization-Create a mental picture or image.  For example, to help remember the location of your car in the mall parking lot, make a mental picture of its location.  Note the car parked next to it or other surrounding landmarks.

12.        Change of Environment-Changing something in the environment to jog memory-place clothes to take to cleaners in front of door.

13.         Group First Letter of Words-Sometimes one wants to remember a list of items.  Take the first letter of each item and arrange them to form a word/words.  Or use the first letter of each word and form a sentence that is easy to remember.  For example, the 5 great lakes (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior)HOMES or Henry Often Misses Eating Supper

14.        If you have having trouble recalling something, go through the alphabet to job your memory
                                                                                               Previous   Next