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Where Are You on the Memory Bell Curve?
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Where Are You on the Memory Bell Curve?

Where Are You on the Memory Bell Curve? Just yesterday, I went through psych neurological testing for DVRS. This was the update that they needed for me to continue the program with them. That was eight hours’ worth of testing for sensory motor skills and analytical processing. Sensory motor involves short term memory.

There are invalidities in this testing, because mostly everyone has some sort of short term memory loss. Being that this has to do with job placement for me at DVRS, and they have to see where the challenges lie with slight cerebral palsy and the stroke that I had in 1992, I let this go to get the move on into a decent part-time position.

With all of this said, this doesn’t mean that I am going to develop Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease in my later years. I do for myself by taking care of my body and mind, eating clean, exercising, and writing. That is better than half the battle to keep these deadly diseases at bay. In this blog, I’m giving you the tools that you can use to improve your short term memory. The first tool is the bell curved memory graph, in the pic above. Go there and plot where you think your short term memory lies. Then write the reason with the day and the date. Decide for yourself, why you plotted it there. Go back a week later. See if you plot yourself either higher or lower. Date and state your reason. Be honest and analyzed it for yourself. Be proud of any improvements that you made. For me, my short memory lies just below the middle of the bell curve.

Utilize your other tools. Exercise more than three times a week. Even with limited mobility, you can move and exercise. If you are on too many medications, find out from your medical team if there are ones that you can cut back on they are grass fed or organic. Avoid eating processed foods. Eat fresh and as close to organic as possible. Eat your breakfast. Use deodorants and sunscreens that don’t have aluminum or titanium in them. They are known to cause cancer or Alzheimer’s. Get your rest and write. Brain exercises are just as important. While writing, you are moving your upper body a lot, while using your brain.

With these tools, you could possibly beat any onset of Alzheimer’s or certain forms of cancer because you are giving mind and body the better half of what it needs to heal to become whole. Then you can take on far more writing assignments for pay, as well. Please vote and comment. I invite you to share this blog also.

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  1. Broken English
    Broken English
    Voted. Great advice in this blog. I don't know how these bell curves are supposed to work though - it your memory is really excellent, for example, where should it be on the curve? At the top? I have no memory problems, but I can really use the rest of the advice! :-)
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      You will be in the middle of the curve. It's not showing that the short term memory is on the lower left side of the graph and that the long term memory is on the lower right side of the graph. That means that you are good at long term and short term.
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  2. Teresa Thomas
    Teresa Thomas
    vote #3. Interesting blog there Susan. I'm not sure, just where mine would be at. I'll have to check it out later. Will send you a message on face book.
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Thank you for voting.
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  3. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    This is some excellent piece of information, sure will try it. Thanks dear.....Voting! :)
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  4. Akanksha
    Good Info. My memory is exceptionally good. I want to forget some things!!
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    1. Broken English
      Broken English
      That sounds just like me Akanksha - the only problem I have with my memory is that I can't forget, not that I can't remember!!! I've got a photographic memory, and that is not the advantage that people might think it is.
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      1. pftsusan
        pftsusan
        I know what you are both are talking about too because my long term is photographic. There are somethings that I wish to forget that I'm unable to too.
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  5. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    I think as writers that we have the tools to work with short term memory improvement. For instance when you are researching to write your article or blog and it takes you an hour to put 500 words into your own words with your own style of writing to avoid plagiarism, the next time around we can cut that down to 45 minutes. When you are re-reading over and over again to put something into your own words, a great part of that is on the short term memory pendulum. Speed writing is another way to improve that aspect for your short term memory as well...On the other hand, you just read two pages of research, in 30 secs you put that all in your own words, your style, with facts, then wrote 500 words in 15 mins, your short term memory is dynamite. The short term memory has to do all about your functioning and your ability to recall within 24 hours. That's the one that's dangerous when it totally goes. writers, we have the tools to keep that one sharpened.
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    1. Broken English
      Broken English
      Ah good points there, thanks Susan. I have both a very good short-term and long-term memory, but I am sure there is room for improvement! Did you know that women usually have better memories than men because of oestrogen, the female hormone? It helps with retention in some way.
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      1. pftsusan
        pftsusan
        I agree.
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  6. Rene
    Rene
    Voted. Great advice. I suffer from both short & long term memory loss. The difference for me is I might remember something one day & forget about it the next. So when I remember it again, it's like I'm remembering it for the first time which can be a curse & blessing all in the same. Though as I go along in my treatment & recovery, I am gaining far more long term memory than I did before. The jury is still out on the short term. lol. I have learned to compensate by writing things I need to remember on my calendar that is next to me so I see it every day. I might "know" something is coming up, but I may not remember what it is or the day of it. I'm a work in progress. :)
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Rene, thank you for being the positive person that you are. I have learned from what you write. The only way is up. Short term gets better as you work with it. You rock.
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  7. sweedly
    sweedly
    Another great blog post. I have some memory problems, mostly remembering peoples names. I know their faces, but can't always figure out who they are, and usually wait and hope they say something that sparks a memory. If not I ask as a last ditch method. lol I will check this test out. Voted!
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      I usually remember faces and bodies, but not names unless they are someone famous. I can identify here. Your a great writer. That in itself is a good tool for enhancing short term memory.
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  8. SignLanguage
    Do you have a link to the picture? I'm a visual and need the image to fully understand. My memory isn't perfect, but it's not bad, either. So.... medium height? Voted! When you have the chance, come read my new post, My Personal Story.
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    1. pftsusan
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  9. Teresa Thomas
    Teresa Thomas
    Congratulations for this going to the home post.
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Thank you.
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