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- Keep to-do lists. Check off tasks as they’re accomplished.
- Establish and follow a routine (for example, taking medication at the same time every day).
- Don’t rush to remember or recall. Doing so can produce anxiety, which can impair memory further.
- Have a place for everything, and keep everything in its place.
- Use associations when trying to memorize new information to aid in recall. For example, to memorize Dr. Applegate’s name, visualize an apple on top of a gate.
- Boost memorization power by using mnemonic devices to remember lists. For example, try to make an acronym from a grocery list to aid with recall — AMBER might be one way to remember a list of apples, milk, bread, eggs, and rice.
- Keep a calendar of events or appointments and check it a couple of times a day.