Category Archives: Memory Strategies

Connecting the Generations

“Connecting the Generations – Your Stories….My Stories” Are you looking for conversation starters? Many of you may enjoy reminiscing but older adults, particularly those with some form of dementia, often like to sharing memories from the past.  Sometimes they may … Continue reading

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Memory and the Distraction Factor

How many times have you wondered where you put your keys, the remote or an important piece of paper? Many years ago a gentleman who attended many of my memory fitness programs gave me an interesting graph. It suggested that … Continue reading

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Hearing Loss and Memory Challenges

What did you say? Sometimes you may be in a noisy environment or perhaps are distracted and not really listening to what is being said to you. Do you ask for a clarification or do you bluff it? Others may comment that … Continue reading

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Handling Multitasking Overload

   If you would know the road ahead, ask someone who has traveled it.  Chinese Proverb Personal experience counts and when it became time in the spring of 2014 to get my home ready to sell, I decided to focus on … Continue reading

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Organizing Your Medical Information

“Memory Matters” for ALL Ages  (PROGRAM LINK) Something to think about is how you have your medical history information organized. When doing home health care as a speech-language pathologist, getting the specifics from many of my older patients can be a … Continue reading

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Caregiver Stress and Memory Challenges

It is not unusual for a caregiver, young or older, to comment on their memory lapses. As one daughter stated, she forgot to renew her driver’s license, something she had never done before. It was even on her calendar. One … Continue reading

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Clutter is Distracting

You are probably well aware that if you are working on something and become distracted, it is harder to get back on track or you might forget something important. Recently I came across a blog of interest about how physical … Continue reading

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Create Memory Spots

A friend of mine told me recently that she is looking for the attachments to her new portable vacuum cleaner. She cleaned her car and put the vacuum cleaner away where it belongs but the attachments and instruction booklet have … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Moment

One of the biggest challenges for you may be staying in the moment. The phone is ringing, you get a text, or someone is asking you a question all while you are doing some paperwork, making a meal, or driving … Continue reading

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Appreciation Can Have a Positive Impact on Your Memory

Each day is filled with so many gifts, simple blessings that are filled with wonder. Your busy schedule often hastens your pace and those little things sometimes may go unnoticed. Taking the time these last few weeks to work in … Continue reading

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