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Master Your Memory

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Is it a memory lapse or memory loss?


We can ALL be forgetful at times… It’s normal to forget where you put your car keys, or the names of acquaintances when you bypass them in a store, or to feel all muddled when you are short on sleep. However, there are some signs of real memory loss you can be on the lookout for – and we take a quick look at some things to know when you start worrying about your forgetfulness. There's also good news: It’s possible to preserve your memory and start implementing some best practices to help you keep your memory sharp.

In the video above, Kathy Tutt and Jenny Lobb, both OSU Extension educators, discuss what's normal about your memory, what's not so normal, and what you can do to help master your memory.

We have many free fact sheets available on Ohioline. Check out these resources for great insight on how managing and preventing stress, practicing mindfulness, and gaining insight into gratitude are a few ways to help relax your mind and maintain/improve your memory as well.

A good night's sleep plays a very important role in our overall health, and that includes memory! Learn more in this article about Sleep  An Important Part of Your Healthy Life.

There's always something to learn! A common misconception about the aging brain is that nothing can be done to prevent memory loss. And that's simply not true. Join Jenny Lobb, OSU Extension educator, for a virtual four-part series on how to protect and improve your memory. The series will be hosted April 25-May 17, 2022. Click here for more information.