Learn Simple Memory Strategies
Whether you’re in your twenties, your forties or your sixties, you can bolster your memory ability with focus and frame, the basic memory strategy from my new book, 2 Weeks to a Younger Brain. The first step, focus, is a reminder to pay conscious attention to what you want to remember and then create a mental image of it. To practice this skill, concentrate on observing details and turn off any distracting devices. Once your mind has focused on the new information you want to remember and created a mental image of it, you then frame that image so it becomes memorable. The idea is to mentally place a picture frame around the image that you are focusing on so you are better able to recall it later. This method is effective for the most common memory issues people experience: remembering names, finding lost objects; recalling plans; and overcoming tip-of-the tongue memory lapses.