Managing Your Memory: Practical Solutions for Forgetting

Managing Your Memory: Practical Solutions for Forgetting

by Bill E. Beckwith, Bill Beckworth
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Managing Your Memory 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found in reading Dr. Beckwith¿s book easily understood information about how memory works, the different types of memory disorders and signs to watch for that may indicate a problem with memory other than normal aging. The book also offers practical tips and strategies for remembering as well as factors to consider that may help protect our memory. I think this book may offer a sense of hope for individuals facing the challenges of coping with a memory disorder through information and insights about how to manage the effects of short-term memory loss. Dr. Beckwith introduces the reader to various useful memory aids and strategies for remembering and how important it is to implement these habits early in the process of short-term memory loss. I consider this book to be a very useful guide for anyone of any age who just wants to understand how memory works or who wants to improve and protect his or her ability to remember. The book also presents easily achievable tactics that individuals with memory loss and their caregivers can put into action to maintain a consistent quality of life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Beckwith's book Managing Your Memory, has not only provided me with professional insights, but has touched me on a personal note. As a career development and transition coach, I assist people with a detailed review of their career progression. Managing Your Memory has given me the answers to many questions I receive about people not being able to remember critical details of their job history. Dr. Beckwith has given me tangible ideas to assist my clients in maximizing their memory. This will help them to provide details of their past to help them build a new future. On a personal note, Dr. Beckwith has presented a chapter on 'Life Review' for the creation of life memoirs. Having just lost my last living relative of the previous generation, it substantiated for me the importance of doing this 'Life Review' while we can still recall the details of our personal history. The constructive suggestions that Dr. Beckwith gives us for creating our memoirs were one of the highlights of the book for me. This is a 'must read' for anyone who is getting older and wants to have their special moments live on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an extraordinary guide to helping one overcome and deal with memory loss, whether it is becoming a major problem or just garden variety forgetting. MANAGING YOUR MEMORY is also a common sense and practical instructional handbook to aid the Baby Boomers in understanding and preparing ourselves for the ever increasing 'senior moments'. Not only has this book been helpful to me but it has also been a wonderful tool in supporting my 91 year old mother. I owe you, Dr. Beckwith. I now can remember where I put down my damn reading glasses!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our memories should be especially taxed during our youth when it is the strongest and most tenacious according to Arthur Schopenhauer. Dr. Beckwith's practical solutions for forgetting helped me understand the other part of the memory equation, namely we forget that we forget. Derived from many years of clinical experience, Beckwith skillfully juxtapositions management with ever-day practical solutions, and memory with forgetting. Great care is given to considering normal changes along the aging continuum. Even greater care is dedicated to distinguishing multiple stages of cognitive impairment and dementia. Dr.Beckwith consistently drives home the importance of planning ahead, the sooner the better, to leave a legacy of what is really important to you, the reader, to enhance the joys of living. This information will assist the caregiver. And when you're the caregiver, Beckwith suggests strategies to smooth the way along the journey of cognitive impairment. Mark Twain's quote on memory: 'when I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.' The truth is, Managing Your Memory puts some perspective into the fact that when we were young we were able to do as we liked and to go wherever we wanted to go. But, when we are old(er), we will stretch out our hand, and others will direct us and perhaps take us where we don't want to go. Dr. Beckwith puts it all together for us in a brief, tightly written final chapter. Do yourself a favor get started today Managing Your Memory.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, personally and professionally. The simplified desciption of the different types of memory and how they work lays down the framework for understanding what is normal aging process and what is not. Also that there are steps that we can take to enhance one's future. I was glad to see that I already employ some 'healthy' memory habits, yet there are others that I can start to practice now to help my memory as I age. This book has been very helpful in my clinical practice as it gives clients and their families badly needed additional information to absorb at their own pace.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a senior professional who was having some trouble remembering recent events, Dr. Beckwith's book, Managing Your Memory, has been a very helpful and enjoyable read. His Peg method became chairs in my home. They are filled with the necessary 'things' of everyday living that I need to remember. I don't always need to use the method, but it is very helpful to see the watermelon in the porch chair when I know there is something else to remember while shopping. The single-idea keychain helps find my car at the airport. The palm-top calendar and appointment record are making the changes in my memory more a challange and less a disability. Dr. Beckwith's book on Memory has provided the understanding, the direction and the tools to make recall of recent events a work in progress for me. I recommend it highly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Beckwith presents a practical, down-to-earth view of memory that is not medically oriented. He presents tips on how to reduce senior moments and how to use your memory to successfully age. His approach is practical, gentle, and hopeful. I feel so much better after reading his book as I realize my memory is normal for someone in her early 50s and I now know what to do if I ever worry about my memory. I am especially skilled at using lists and I understand what an asset that is for my memory as I grow older. I recommend Dr. Beckwith's book to anyone who has ever had a memory lapse.