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Make associations — Trigger your memory by associating things that are related to each other. If you usually take your medication after brushing your teeth, keep your pills near your tooth brush.
Tackle a daily crossword puzzle or a Sudoko puzzle. Play cards and board games that challenge your mind.
Make lists — Keep track of things you need to remember by writing them down and marking them off.
Get organized — Eliminate clutter and put things back in the same place every time you use them.
Repeat information — If you want to remember something, say it over and over or write it down in your journal. The more you hear or see it, the better the chances are you will remember it.
Who hasn’t suffered a moment or two of forgetfulness? Many people, both young and older,experience memory lapses. There may be times we can’t remember where we put our car or house keys. We may find it difficult to place a name with a face.
Forgetfulness can be quite aggravating. But, in many cases, it does not signal a more serious issue. Talking to your doctor about any worries or concerns you may have about your memory is always important. Most seniors are able to remain both alert and able as we age. It may just take us a little bit longer to remember some things than it once did.
Here are some tips to help you keep your memory muscle fit: