Frequently Asked Information on Memory

Memory Strategies contd.

If a selected strategy does not work, try another.  If some information is particularly difficult to remember and causes undue stress ask yourself - Does it Really Matter?  Go easy on yourself.  Don't berate your self when you forget.

Relax-Worrying about remembering things that you would normally forget can make your memory seem worse to you.  If you can remember your memory problems, you probably do not have much of a memory problem.  The more severe your worries about having a memory problem, the less likely that you actually have a serious problem.  The typical individual with AD generally does not worry about their memory at all, their friends and family do.
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