- Step 1: Create and memorize lists Create and memorize lists, organized alphabetically, logically, or however helps you to recall information. Test different systems to find the best one.
- Step 2: Sing or rhyme Sing or rhyme the information so that you can recall it through the familiarity of music or word patterns.
- Step 3: Review information Review information constantly, in short bursts and at staggered intervals to retain.
- TIP: Rest your mind. Studies show we can lose retention if we don’t.
- Step 4: Let it sink in Write information down in your own words. Then speak the words aloud so that you use several senses in the process.
- Step 5: Find quiet places Find quiet, secluded places to study. Practice deep breathing while you read in order to concentrate.
- TIP: Most people forget as much as 80 percent of what they have learned within 24 hours of learning it.
- Step 6: Utilize speed reading Utilize speed reading exercises. Scanning for key words and underlining can reinforce memory skills.
- FACT: Alzheimer’s is expected to triple, affecting more than 13 million people over the next 40 years.
You Will Need
- Songs and rhymes
- Pen and paper
- secluded place
- Speed reading exercises
- Rest (optional)