If you have mild cognitive impairment, you know how frustrating memory loss can be.
So imagine how hard it must have been for HM. He’s the most famous case of total amnesia ever studied by science. He couldn’t remember anything — until he tried a new memory technique and got amazing results.
If it worked for HM, it can work for you.
Below is the second of three videos designed to train people with MCI in the techniques of memory compensation. The old ways of remembering things aren’t working for you, but you can learn new ways to remember. In this video, I show how you can remember names (or other information) by anchoring something new that you’re trying to remember to an older, hardened memory.
The techniques I’m showing you in these videos are part of a larger memory compensation system pioneered at Baycrest in Toronto, where they run a world-class program for people with mild cognitive impairment.
Want to know more about the Baycrest memory compensation system? It’s all explained in their book “Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment.” You can find it on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Living-Mild-Cognitive-Impairment-Maximizing/dp/0199764824
This is second of three training videos showing you how to deal with some of the most common memory problems faced by people with MCI.
You can see the first video, on how to avoid continually losing or misplacing objects like your car keys, purse or phone, here:
(Editor’s note: The third and final video will be posted on Sunday, June 16.)