Association: Associate the information you need to learn with something you already know.
First Letter Association: To remember needed items, use the first letter of each item to make up a word or sentence.
Example: MADD, NATO, HOMES
Story Telling: Create a story to remember information.
Example: Rose always wears a silly sweater when she eats hamburgers.
Rhyming: Make up a rhyme.
Examples: I before E except after C. In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
Organization: Group by category, similarities, differences.
Chunking: Chunk together pieces of information to remember things like phone numbers.
Example: 7 8 6 - 8 0 2 0 vs. 786-80 20
Other Internal Aids:
- Visual Imagery
- ABC Searching
- Summarize important events
- Mental retracing of events
Miscellaneous Tips to Improve Cognition/Memory:
- Well-balanced diet
- Vitamin supplements (maybe)
- Getting enough rest
- Avoiding drugs and alcohol
- Limit intake of stimulants (e.g., nicotine, caffeine)