14 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp For a Lifetime - Page 5

By Temma Ehrenfeld @temmaehrenfeld
August 22, 2017
04 Mar 2015 --- Exploding ball in Newton's cradle, 3d rendering --- Image by © HuberStarke/Westend61/Corbis

5. If you like memory devices, use them and get creative.

Make up a catchy rhyme to associate ideas and repeat it out loud. Make up a sentence. For example, “Never Ever Seem Worried,” is a way to remember “North, East, South, West.” “Every Good Boy Deserves Fun” helps music students remember the five notes of the treble clef, “E, G, B, D, F.”

If you don’t know if you like memory devices, try one out and see if it sticks. Then the next time you’re studying, you can try another one.

If you tend to be visual, take your time looking at the illustrations or photos in the book you’re reading to associate with the information.



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August 22, 2017

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN