ERIC Number: ED299506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar-19
Reference Count: N/A
How To Create and Conduct a Memory Enhancement Program.
Meyer, Genevieve R.; Ober-Reynolds, Sharman
This report describes Memory Enhancement Group workshops which have been conducted at the Senior Health and Peer Counseling Center in Santa Monica, California and gives basic data regarding outcomes of the workshops. It provides a model of memory as a three-step process of registration or becoming aware, consolidation, and retrieval. It presents an account of reversible causes of memory problems, both emotional (such as stress or depression) and physiological (such as infections or thyroid problems). The five techniques of attention and awareness, self-instruction, controlling the physical environment, tagging, and organization and chunking are described and demonstrated as appropriate techniques for short-term memory enhancement. Five techniques for long-term memory enhancement are also given: (1) survey, question, read, recite, review; (2) who, what, when where, why, and how; (3) mental rehearsal and repetition; (4) multiple cross-referencing for effective retrieval of information; and (5) imagery. Ways in which the program can be adapted for use in various settings are discussed. (NB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society on Aging (34th, San Diego, CA, March 18-22, 1988).