Fuzzy thinking and memory loss is a normal part of aging. But behavioral strategies and memory-enhancing techniques can help improve the ability to learn new information and retain it over time. One strategy is repetition, such as taking notes and repeating a name after hearing it for the first time. Another strategy is jotting down conversations, thoughts, and activities to reinforce learning. Learning names by associating them with visual images is also helpful, as is remembering lists of information in chunks.
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