Category Archives: Memory Basics

Technology and Its Impact on More than Your Memory – Part 2

How much time do you spend on a cell phone each day?  What were your patterns several years ago compared to now? Has your usage gradually increased? I know that once I got my first Blackberry, my life changed for … Continue reading

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Technology and Its Impact on More than Your Memory Part 1

With the increased use of technology have come some amazing advantages as well as some disadvantages. One of the challenges is that the constant rings, beeps, alerts or vibrations create distractions which divert your focus from what you are doing … Continue reading

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Sleep and Your Memory

How well do you sleep? Some nights you may do better than others.  The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta reports that 50 to 70 million adults in the United States have some form of sleep deficiency. Maybe you have … Continue reading

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Be Informed About Your Medications

Some of the medications you may be taking, including over-the-counter drugs, could be contributing to some of your memory problems.  Many years ago a friend visited me and reported that she was having more word finding difficulties and it was … Continue reading

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Stress, Balance and Memory

Feel like there is too much to do and not enough time to do it? While that can be a challenge more often than you would like, the upcoming holidays often add more to what needs to be accomplished in … Continue reading

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Attitude of Gratitude

How often do you make a comment that puts down your memory abilities?  Perhaps you forgot a person’s name or an item you had in your hands a few minutes ago. Maybe you went out to the car and forget … Continue reading

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What Are Your Words Saying About Your Memory?

Recently I caught myself as I went searching for a misplaced item. Instead of chastising myself for the fact that it had turned up “missing” I tried to apply some of the principles I suggest to my clients. 1. Assess … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Reassess Your Exercise Routine?

It is very easy to stay on automatic pilot and go through your day unaware of your eating, sleeping and exercise patterns. These are three areas that need reassessment periodically since lifestyles choices are some of the key components to successful … Continue reading

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Paying Attention: Being in the Present Moment

Many years ago I attended a weekend conference with many amazing speakers including Gunilla Norris. Her book of meditations, Being Home, takes daily routines such as making the bed, reading the newspaper and cooking supper and helps us to rediscover … Continue reading

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What is in Your Attitude Toolkit?

Recently a patient of mine shared his frustration with his memory problems and I noticed he would always put himself down with a variety of negative words. One of the things I shared with him was the impact of stress … Continue reading

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