’Anyone with some memory issues would find this book useful as would professionals who work with people with memory issues to be able to recommend a self-help guide, for example specialist nurses.’
Title: Improving your memory – How to remember – What you are starting to forget
Authors: Janet Fogler and Lynn Stern
Publisher: John Hopkins
Reviewer: Debbie Quinn QN, MS Specialist Nurse/Team Lead for Specialist Nursing. Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS foundation Trust
What was it like
A self-help booklet designed to help you recognise and improve memory issues.
What were the highlights?
The book has four main parts to it explaining how memory works, how memory changes, factors that affect memory and techniques to improve memory. It gives an insight into all areas with examples and mini exercise to complete. It is easy to read and follows a good pattern, which would allow readers to dip in and out of it as needed.
Strengths & weaknesses:
Its main downfall is that it predominately uses US terminology and examples throughout. Some of the exercises are therefore not relevant to UK readers. The exercises are useful and understanding why things are changing will assist the reader. As stated this is a self-help book so readers not interested in “doing things for themselves” will not gain from this book. It is easy to read and learn from.
Who should read it?
Anyone with some memory issues would find this book useful as would professionals who work with people with memory issues to be able to recommend a self-help guide, for example specialist nurses.
Improving your memory