Tips for coping with memory problems

  • Follow a rich and balanced diet.

  • Keep a routine.

  • Organize information (keep details in a calendar or day planner).

  • Put items in the same spot (always put your keys in the same place by the door).

  • Repeat information (repeat names when you meet people).

  • Run through the alphabet in your head to help you remember a word.

  • Make associations (relate new information to things you already know).

  • Involve your senses (if you are a visual learner, visualize an item).

  • Teach others or tell them stories.

  • Get a full night's sleep.

  • Learn more about what you can do to maintain your brain health and strengthen your memory.