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Dealing with Memory Changes As You Grow Older A Wise and Reassuring Guide to Memory Maintenance for Seniors, Their Families and Friends

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ISBN-10: 0553345974

ISBN-13: 9780553345971

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kathleen Gose, Gloria Levi

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List price: $15.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Gloria Levi has been a gerontologist for the past twenty-eight years. She wrote Dealing With Memory Changes As You Grow Older and a series of six short books, Challenges of Later Life . She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Introductionp. ix
Understanding How Memory Works
You and Your Memoryp. 1
How Memory Serves Us
What This Handbook Is About
Pinpointing Your Difficulties in Forgetting
Feelings and Forgetting
Registering, Retaining, Retrieving
Take Note!--Registeringp. 17
Attitude
Interest
Attention--Using Your Senses
Organizing
Registering--Summary
Storing Your Files--Retainingp. 27
What Is Short-Term Memory?
How Does Short-Term Memory Work?
What Is Long-Term Memory?
How Does Long-Term Memory Work?
General Knowledge Memory and Personal Experience Memory
Retaining--Summary
Finding the Needle in the Haystack--Retrievingp. 41
Retrieving
The "Tip of the Tongue" Experience
Recognition
Retrieving--Summary
Why We Forgetp. 51
Absentmindedness
A Few Words About Theories of Forgetting: Disuse, Interference, Distortion, Repression
Summary
Am I Losing My Grip? Aging and Memoryp. 57
Introduction
We Are All Individuals
Memory and Energy Levels
Senility and Brain Disorders
Depression and Memory
Intelligence and Aging
Learning and Aging
Dealing With Memory Changes
Common Practical Strategies for Remembering in Everyday Situationsp. 77
Introduction
Accentuate the Positive
Be Organized: Making Lists, Keeping Appointment Diaries and Calendars
Be Aware/Cockpit Drills
Be Orderly/A Place for Everything/Routines
Other Strategies for Remembering--Using Mnemonic Techniquesp. 91
Introduction
Method of Loci
Peg Word System
What's in a Name--Remembering Names and Faces
Mnemonic Techniques--Summary
Lifestyle and Memory--Putting it All Togetherp. 109
Body, Mind and Spirit
How Does Nutrition Affect Your Memory?
Memory and Recreational Drugs--Alcohol, Tobacco, Coffee and Tea
Medications and Memory
Handling Stress and Tension
Physical Activity and Memory
Self-Worth and Memory
Lifestyle and Memory--Summary
Wisdom and Agep. 131
Wisdom and Spirit/Weaving the Strands of One's Life
Self-Acceptance
Footnotesp. 137
Selective Bibliographyp. 139
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