Many older care recipients cr struggle with memory loss the following are common tips to improve memory

Try: Pay attention no one can remember something they haven’t learned it takes about eight seconds of intense focus to process a piece of

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Categories: Behavior Challenging, Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical

Information: Into memory if the cr is easily distracted pick a quiet place where she won’t be interrupted involve as many senses as possible try to relate information to colors textures smells and tastes the physical act of rewriting information can help imprint it onto the brain relate information to what you already know connect new data to information you already remember whether it’s new material that builds on previous knowledge or something as simple as an address of someone who lives on a familiar street for more complex material focus on understanding basic ideas rather than memorizing isolated details have the cr practice explaining the ideas to someone else in her own words rehearse information already learned have the cr already review what she has learned a few hours after she learned it and at intervals thereafter this spaced rehearsal is more effective than cramming especially for information retention information

References: Helpguide org

Keywords: Dementia memory prevention

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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