Janice Gill
8 min readDec 10, 2022


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20+ Ways to Improve Memory & Fend off Forgetfulness

Looking for ways to improve memory?

You’re in the right place.

Maybe you’re an older person looking to avoid the decline in memory associated with ageing.

Maybe you’re studying and looking to improve memory retention.

Maybe you feel you have a bad memory and want some guidance on ways to improve it.

This list of over 20 research backed tips will help you reach your memory goal.

Ready to give it a shot?

Let’s go.

Beef up Your Brain to Improve Memory Retention

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Like any part of your body, your brain needs to be used to function well. The more you use it, the more resilient it becomes, and the harder and faster it can work.

1. Learn Something New

Taking up a new hobby or learning a new skill makes new connections in your brain. New connections help build a network of paths to memories, making it easier to access them.

2. Brilliant Benefits of Playing Games

Games that require some thought will exercise your brain and help it work efficiently. Chess, Scrabble, Cluedo, Dungeons and Dragons or your favourite strategy game will exercise that grey matter. Jigsaw puzzles are fabulous for improving short-term memory.

3. Arm Yourself with Apps

There are hundreds of apps for your phone or P.C., providing different tasks to train your brain. The tasks are designed to improve different skills such as spatial awareness or language in a fun and accessible way. Try these for starters at improvememory.org. If you are not a fan of aps, puzzle books are a great alternative.

Healthy Habits that Dramatically Improve Memory



Janice Gill

Award winning Artist and Photographer still learning and evolving. Blogging the journey.