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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ah yes, I remember it well

MAINTAINING FOCUS, LOGIC & Good Brain Function was the topic of a
presention for the residents by Ms. Jennifer De Maio, occupational
therapist, and Ms. Carolyn Bossinas, speech therapist, both employees at
Maryknoll for several years.

Twenty nine guys attended. (I presume the others forgot.)

We started with an exercize finding and circling a sun with a line
through it on a page with many different symbols, apparently designed
to see how quickly we can recognize suns with lines through them. This
also helps when driving and information has to be processed quickly. I
guess.

Remembering names of new people we meet (hopefully they are, in fact,
new people) comes from repetition and association. Remembering names
of new people we meet (hopefully they are, in fact, new people) comes
from repetition and association. To remember a list of things to buy,
it helps to group them into categories. (Produce, dairy, meats, ammo
etc.) Planning and organizing helps to remind us to pay bills.

Journaling is a great way not only to recall the day's events but also
to leave an intimate record for future archivists, historians and
blackmailers.

"People who fear they are getting forgetful tend to have clutter in
their rooms and lives." (Now they're getting personal!)

The entire presentation was video recorded by Kathy Brophy for future
reference.

Sent from my most excellent iPhone

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