To improve memory, repeating important things, playing brain games, creating connections and improving health are all effective options. These help improve how the brain functions and train it to naturally remember things more easily.
Repeating things, adding something to a routine and saying an intention aloud all cement new things in memory. Combining the last two, such as stating which pills are being taken while taking them, doubles the chances of remembering to do something.
Brain games challenge the brain and build new connections and cells. Sudoku, crosswords, word finds, Boggle and programs like Lumosity are good choices to improve memory and brain function. Creating connections can also be a game that is good for immediate results. For example, mnemonic devices, such as acronyms or rhymes, connect the thing that needs to be remembered to another, simpler thing that is easier to remember.
Improving general health by exercising, getting more sleep and improving diet results in a healthier brain. A regular sleep schedule that gives the body enough sleep gives the brain enough time to cement memories into long-term storage. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and walnuts, and anthocyanins, found in berries, help restore pathways and create new ones for a better memory.