If being absent-minded and chronic forgetfulness is a problem for you, there are some things you can do to overcome it:
It can be helpful to be organized, create a routine, and start a daily to do list, while crossing off items as you complete them. As part of the routine, always keep your list in the same place so you don’t misplace it.
Start keeping track of significant dates by marking them on a calendar, and remember to check the calendar regularly.
Keep note of things as they happen with lists or schedules.
Remember to keep your important information, such as social security numbers, car insurance information, medical insurance information, and emergency contacts in the same place so you can find them even when you’re under great stress.
Studies have shown that the elderly may improve their memory and sharpen their minds by performing regular mental exercises such as word games, riddles, crossword puzzles, and brainteasers. These puzzles can help exercise your mind by forcing you to think in creative and unusual ways.
Which way is the silhouette of the woman spinning to the right or to the left?
The answer is that your brain can perceive both. Can you see her spin in both directions?
Research shows that by exposing your mind to stimulating environments, it can help to stop the brain from fading and actually improve and boost memory skills.
By staying active and seeing new places and doing new things, it can significantly aid in protecting your mind from deteriorating from age.
If you can’t get out much, make sure to keep your environment at home stimulating with plenty of smells, sounds, colors, and things to do. Keep in mind that anything that stimulates your senses will help to strengthen your mind and memory, so remember to experience, smell, touch, and feel new things as often as possible.