As you age, or when you have hard situations, like exams … you may find that you have memory lapses from time to time. You may forget the name of someone you just met, or you may misplace things more often. Perhaps you rely more on lists and calendars to remember chores and appointments. Memory loss from normal aging doesn’t affect your ability to function at work or at home.
If your memory is not as sharp as it once was, a few simple adjustments can help you with your daily activities.
- Use lists for chores.
- Keep a checklist of medications and when they should be taken. Some people find “pill sorters” helpful. You can purchase these at your local pharmacy, and they will help you to remember whether or not you took your medication.
- Keep your address book and calendar up to date.
- Keep your home organized and easy to manage.
- Be socially active and engage in hobbies you enjoy.
- If your memory loss is progressing or becoming severe, make an appointment with your doctor. Ask someone you trust to go with you.
- Take increasing Memory supplements