Tips for Improving Memory

Memory is the ability to recall past experience and knowledge. It can be classified into different types of memory:

When we want to remember things, the information is brought back from long-term memory to short term memory; this process is called retrieval.

Difficulties with remembering things can be due to problems with:

Memory problems sometimes reflect difficulties of other kinds, like sleep disturbance, anxiety and depression, attentional problems and language problems.

People with epilepsy commonly complain about memory problems, some of the difficulties people can experience are:

Simple strategies may help overcome these difficulties.

Possible ways of adapting to living with memory problems are:

It is often helpful to combine several strategies to enhance your memory in the event that one fails, you can rely on another as back-up. For example, you could use both a calendar and an alarm to remind you to go to an appointment.