World Alzheimer's Day: 4 Simple Ways to Sharpen Your Memory

September 15, 2014 5:00 PM

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1. Actively OBSERVE and think about the specific new information that you want to remember. Use all of your senses. Being active in learning information heightens your ability to look at details more closely, and smell, touch and listen more carefully. In other words, pay close attention to what or whom you want to remember.

2. ASSOCIATE or link what you want to remember with what you already know. For example, if you meet a new person named Barbara, think about someone you knew in the past named Barbara. You may learn that Barbara is from Boston or owns a poodle or loves to cook. Associate any/all of the information yo...

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