How To Cope Memory Loss Caused By Aging?


Aging is inevitable followed by many of its signs. Memory loss is an aging sign that many seniors experience, even if it is not dementia or Alzheimer’s related. One may forget things like their glasses (mild forgetfulness) or may not be able to remember new information as well as they used to in their younger years. Coping with such gradual memory loss is essential to ensure safety and convenience. Here is how you can cope memory loss caused by aging.

  • If you are struggling to remember things like grocery list, then try to remember it in new ways. Connect items on the list in a creative way like a poem or rhyme to memorize it easily.
  • If you forget things like keys regularly, then make sure to keep them in a place, where you can easily find them.
  • While driving, if you have trouble in remembering routes, then make a mental picture of the route with landmarks and special features for better memory.
  • You should plan tasks and use calendars, notes, etc., to remember things.
  • Exercise the brain with reading, and playing puzzle games.

Mild forgetfulness is not a memory issue, but only an effect of aging. With some simple precautions, it can be handled pretty easily. It is also important to believe in yourself and celebrate even the smallest success.

However, if you feel that you are struggling in daily living due to memory loss, then it is advised to get diagnosed for dementia or Alzheimer’s. You can also hire professional caregivers to help you in daily living tasks such as housekeeping and transportation.

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