Improving Your Memory: How to Remember What You're Starting to Forget

Improving Your Memory: How to Remember What You're Starting to Forget

by Janet Fogler, Lynn Stern
     
 

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In the years since the previous edition of Improving Your Memory was published, technology has dramatically changed how we keep track of life’s many details. Appliances and car lights turn themselves off, smartphones and computers remind us of appointments, and Google lets us search for the information that we can’t remember. Still, we grow

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In the years since the previous edition of Improving Your Memory was published, technology has dramatically changed how we keep track of life’s many details. Appliances and car lights turn themselves off, smartphones and computers remind us of appointments, and Google lets us search for the information that we can’t remember. Still, we grow frustrated and anxious when words won’t come, when we misplace items, or when we forget meetings, birthdays, names.

University of Michigan social workers Janet Fogler and Lynn Stern have completely updated their friendly and usable guide to memory improvement techniques. Recognizing that people worry something is wrong with them when they forget things, Fogler and Stern suggest that the antidote to worry is taking positive actions to help us remember what we want to remember. They provide readers with tools for understanding and improving memory, including sixteen helpful exercises. Simple techniques like writing information down, creating a catch word or phrase, altering something in your environment, and reviewing details in advance can put you actively in charge of retrieving information more easily.

As in previous editions, Improving Your Memory reinforces memory techniques through real-life examples. This accessible handbook also discusses how memory works; how it changes with age, stress, illness, and depression; and why people remember what they do. Many readers will see immediate improvement in their memory after reading the book.

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Editorial Reviews

AARP Magazine

The finest handbook we've seen on the subject.

Contemporary Gerontology

One of the most complete memory training guides available. The examples are age-appropriate and engaging... Techniques range from the ever-popular 'Tips and Tricks' to more effortful techniques such as story construction and categorization. This volume has clearly emerged from considerable practical experience with conducting memory courses

Creative Retirement

A good handbook on memory improvement... The best way to deal with mild memory loss is the use of memory aids and a good sense of humor.

Examiner.com - Robin Wulffson

This book contains a wealth of information about how to keep your memory sharp, whether you are a young adult or a senior citizen... With this book you can become proactive about your memory function and buff up your brain.

Midwest Book Review

A fine guide filled with practical details any can use.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421415703
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
11/06/2014
Edition description:
fourth edition
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,142,948
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Janet Fogler and Lynn Stern are clinical social workers at the University of Michigan Medical Center's Geriatrics Center Clinics and Turner Geriatric Clinic.

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