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Memory Boosters

Nov 10, 2007
No matter what your age is or what profession, there is plenty of pressure these days to stay in form both physically as well as mentally. Most people are looking for ways to get a mental edge and improve their memory so as to be able to think faster and become more organized and creative. Certain memory boosters or tips to improve memory can help you gain the competitive edge over others. Flash cards are very useful to help boost your memory. These contain questions on one side with answers on the other and these can be used to play games with your friends.

Mnemonic devices can be used to help remember a spelling or recall a group of words. These are crazy words made with the intention of helping you to remember a particular word or sequence of words. Repetition is used to memorize things especially while studying for an exam or trying to remember formulas. Snappy melodious songs can help you remember words in a fun and easy way.

Memory Boosters for seniors

A healthy dose of imagination helps older remember to take medications on time and follow other medical advices. The beast medical care in the world would be useless if a person or patient cannot or would not follow through due to forgetfulness. It was found that adults who imagined how they would test their blood sugar were more likely to do these tests on a regular basis than those who used other memory techniques. Creative approaches like these need to be developed as this requires less conscious effort than other memory methods. Participants in the age group 60 to 80 were told to monitor their blood sugar four times a day even though they were not diabetic and were not allowed to use timers, alarms or other devices to remind them.

The group was divided into three groups out of which one was told to imagine what they would be doing the next day, another group was made to rehearse the instructions loudly and the third group was asked to write down the pros and cons of testing for blood sugar. In the next 3 weeks participants in the first group who were told to imagine the process tend to remember to test their blood sugar more than the other two.

Memory Boosters for women

You can use the 10 memory boosting tricks on a daily basis to help you remember your daily tasks. First of all play an imaginative mind game in the beginning of the day to keep track of the things you need to do through out the day. Secondly, be relaxed and stop to smell the roses that is literally take a break to be relaxed as that can boost your memory. Thirdly exercising your eyes daily help in memory retrieval and can help you retain words. A great way to boost your attention span is to breathe deeply and focus on the silence like a kind of daily meditation to increase the level of concentration. Learning a new language is also very beneficial or enrolling in a new hobby class like cooking or dancing can improve your attentiveness.
About the Author
Stephen C Campbell (Master NLP Practitioner) has published more information on Developing Memory and mastering your life at
http://www.memorydevelopmentmastery.com
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