What is it?

Being able to remember and recall personal experiences, information and skills.


How can it affect you?

You may have difficult remembering:

  • Names of people you just met
  • What you ate for breakfast
  • Memories from your childhood


Strategies for you and your caregiver

  • Write important things down in a journal, daily planner, calendar or sticky notes
  • Repeat important information
  • Use signs and labels on drawers / cupboards / medication bottles
  • Put things away in the same place so it is easier to find
  • Complete tasks one step at a time