Was it challenging for you, remembering the faces you met in the last Memory Tune? Could you recall any of the people now?
This is a skill which responds amazingly to practice (just as learning the piano requires practice). It’s worth it! When you are in a social situation, you will exude an air of confidence and being ‘right at the top of your game’ when you can meet and greet with assurance.
Now, what are you going to do today?
Rather than working on one memory skill only, this issue will exercise several skills. You will discover some strange facts of an upside-down world, practise generating words as quickly as you can (an advantage here for Scrabble players!), start learning about prospective memory (remembering to turn off the heater, take medication and so on), and start shopping without relying on a list.
It is going to be a busy few days. I am sure you will find it interesting.
Enjoy feeling your brain and memory stretching and growing.
Dr. Allison Lamont, PhD (Psych), MA (Hons), MNZAC, MNZPsS, MAPS
Gillian Eadie, MEd, BA, Dip.Tchg, LTCL, Churchill Fellow