Forgetting the name of a person you just met, where you parked your car, where something is that you use every day, or a phone number you have dialed many times before can be unsettling and scary. As you age, it becomes harder and harder for your brain to create a new memory, even while you can remember actions and events from years ago.
People who have early memory loss can use a number of techniques to help with this problem. Some of these are listed below.
Keep your mind active:
Keep things organized:
Other tips to help your memory include:
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