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Memory games: how to boost your brain power

By Emma Beddington

03 Jul 2022 · 5 min read

Read this article for some top tips on how to improve your memory - all of which can actually be done at any age!

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Reverse the ‘forgetting curve’

The forgetting curve is a visual representation of how much we forget if we don’t try to retain what we learn (a lot; pretty much everything). To combat that, it’s vital to test your recall at intervals. You don’t need to try to remember something specific: Nishant Kasibhatla, memory expert, grand master of memory and memory Guinness record holder, says you can improve your memory by practising recall at any time. Try it when you next get a coffee: “Who were the people in the queue? What colour was that poster? What else was on the menu?”

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