“Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us”, Oscar Wilde once wrote. Memory is the storage of information and personal experiences. It gives us the capability to learn and adapt. Thanks to memory, we are who we are.

Unfortunately, there are diseases like Alzheimer´s, in which memory  fades away gradually. This memory loss, however, can be faced. At NeuronUP, we support cognitive stimulation to improve memory.

In the following, we introduce 6 activities to improve memory in adults and children:

6 activities to improve memory

1. Telling Time

Checking the time is one of the most common daily tasks. We usually look at the clock several times each day. A priori, this seems to be an easy task, though it can be difficult for people with mild dementia. They can have trouble telling time when there are different units of time (hour, minutes, etc.). Therefore, this exercise is perfect for the therapist to practice with patients suffering from any type of dementia. It mainly focuses on semantic memory and writing skills.

6 activities to improve memory - tell the time

2. Matching Words to Category

This activity is aimed at training semantic memory. Patients must try to match words to the category to which they belong. For example, “maroon” goes with “colors”, sofa” with “furniture” and “Libya” with “countries”. To which one would you match the word “freezer”?

6 activities to improve memory - Elements and category pairs

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3. Matching Cards

This NeuronUP card-matching activity consists of finding the matching pairs among the face-down cards. This exercise targets episodic memoryselective attention, and working memory.

6 activities to improve memory - Match the Poker cards

4. Getting Dressed

This task involves dressing a doll figure appropriately, taking into account both the part of the body where each item of clothing goes and dressing in a sequential fashion, as well as selecting clothing appropriate to occasion. An ideal activity for working with Alzheimer´s patients.

This activity focuses on procedural memory, body schemaideational praxis, semantic memory, and planning.

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