Why Drawing Improves Memory.

Why Drawing Improves Memory.

A picture is worth a thousand words…. When it comes to conveying a concept, this sentiment can certainly be true. But it may also be the case for memory. At least that’s the message from Myra Fernandes and colleagues at the University of Waterloo, Canada – writing...
Face & Name Practice for all

Face & Name Practice for all

Need practice remembering names?   ‘I never remember names!’ (from audience members – over and over!) Remembering faces and names is a social skill much admired. It’s easy to think that people are ‘born with a good memory – and I...
Word Practice for Cognition Test

Word Practice for Cognition Test

Are you nearing 75 or 80? And driving?  I did not do well in the Drs word list memory test!! (from a reader.) Cognitive skills are critical to driving because your brain is required to process so many different pieces of information at once – what you can see...
Mary’s Top Safety Tip

Mary’s Top Safety Tip

Reader Mary Modrich sent us this important tip to share. NEVER WALK AROUND IN THE DARK. Especially when sleeping in an unfamiliar environment, and when travelling. Did you know that about 226 million cases of significant accidental falls occurred in 2015.[1] These...
How to remove a ‘bad’ memory.

How to remove a ‘bad’ memory.

Do you keep remembering a nasty or hurtful remark someone has made to you?  Or about you? And it is playing in your mind over and over again. That’s when memory isn’t working well for you. What can be done? We asked Dr Allison Lamont, PhD, memory expert,...
15 Memory Tips.

15 Memory Tips.

You CAN improve your recall. It doesn’t just happen, though. You need to take action. To find the strategies that work best for you, try them out. Some may work for you better than others.   15 Top Memory Tips: Writing things down Chunking (e.g. grouping...