Memory Tips Offered by SF Village Explorers

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Explorer Kathy uses her smartphone calendar to remind her when her wash is done, appointments, social engagements, and the like.

One member seeks a way to remember names, and a variety of techniques up to and including facial recognition tech is discussed. 

One member uses the repetition of a name when first meeting a person, while others make one or more associations with a new name. Others discuss how to recall what the doctor said at an appointment. Notes, post-its, counting on fingers, alphabetical order, reminding onesself aloud, and thinking about 'where things want to be' are all mentioned as helpful memory aids. 


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