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How to Keep Your Memory Sharp

Learn how to keep your memory sharp in this Howcast video about memory techniques featuring memory expert Barry Reitman.


My name is Barry Wrightman. I'm the author of "Secrets, Tips and Tricks of a Powerful Memory," and I'd like to discuss the question of how do you keep your memory sharp? There are a lot of different answers to that all kinds of converging ideas, but let me suggest first general health and a decent sleep time. If you're not in good shape generally, your memory is going to feel that.

Beyond that, I like to think in terms of the many tricks and tips that I convey in my books and other books convey that help you get around any un-sharp memory problems you may have. A lot of people suggest exercise of the brain; is it really valuable? I don't know, although I think I'm a little bit sharper since I started doing crossword puzzles regularly, think of it as exercise just like the heavy weights in the gym. If you do something a lot you're going to develop brain muscle, I don't know, I'm not a medical doctor, but I think it might work. But, I always refer back to the tricks , the mnemonic tricks that I use to remember things to get around any problem there may be.

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