When my mother-in-law was in her 80’s, she developed the habit of repeating something she wanted to remember. So, for example, when serving tea to visitors, when someone requested sugar, all the way to the kitchen to get it, she repeated, under her breath, “Sugar… sugar…sugar.”
The first time we heard it, it was pretty comical, but all too soon we realized it was indeed helpful. Want to remember why you went into a room? “ Glasses… glasses… glasses.”
Going out and you want to remember a book? “Book… book… book.”
Try it. It works.
© Dorothy C. Judd
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