Try to Remember
What was it we were going to say? Oh, right: To forget is human.
But since most of us would like to be able to remember where we
left the car keys, here are a few tips for improving your
Create associations. If you can't remember to take a daily
medication, try associating it with another daily task. For
example, always take your medicine at the same time you brush your
Pay attention. Have trouble remembering names? The next time you
meet someone, look him or her straight in the eyes and identify a
unique facial feature. Listen to the way the person's name is
pronounced and ask them to repeat their name. Then use the person's
name as much as possible during your conversation. The same applies
to those car keys: Pay attention to where you're putting them
Exercise. According to the Mayo Clinic, studies have shown that
regular exercise can boost brainpower, delay age-related memory
loss and maybe even prevent dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Eat an apple a day. Research from the University of
Massachusetts Lowell suggests that consuming apples or apple juice
may protect against memory-zapping cell damage, thanks to an
apple's antioxidant attributes.