From Harvard Medical School:
Dr. Fabiny suggests the following tips and tricks:
- Follow routines, such as leaving your car keys, glasses, and cell phone in the same place every day so that finding them becomes a “no brainer.”
- Slow down and pay attention to what you are doing to give your brain’s memory systems enough time to create an enduring memory.
- Avoid distracting or noisy environments and multitasking — the major memory busters in today’s fast-paced society.
- Get enough sleep, reduce stress, and check with your doctor to see if any of your medications affect memory — all potential memory spoilers.