5 HappyNeuron Pro Exercises That Work On Memory

HappyNeuron Pro offers many digital cognitive therapy exercises for memory. Here are some of HappyNeuron Pro’s favorites for practicing memory skills.

I Remember You!

Prosopagnosia is the inability to recognize faces. While pure prosopagnosia is rare, people living with Alzheimer’s disease or who have had a stroke may have difficulty remembering the faces and names of loved ones. It is a hard thing to experience and leaves many families broken-hearted. This exercise offers clients an opportunity to practice memorizing the names and faces of various individuals. Therapists can make the faces appear as similar or dissimilar in the exercise as they would like. By using this exercise, you can help your client feel more comfortable attending and participating in events where they will have to interact with familiar faces. The best way to help those with prosopagnosia is to practice visual memory skills using facial recognition exercises.

Heraldry

This visual memory exercise requires your client to recognize and recreate a coat of arms. Clients may have to remember the shape, color, and patterns presented on the coat of arms. This exercise has many different levels of variation. The therapist can customize the level of detail that the coat of arms will be presented to their client to memorize and recreate. There are over 11,000 different variations available in this game. This offers a fun and creative way to practice memorizing general and finer details. Using this exercise, you can help your client learn to distinguish different medications that they take,remember mental representations of common everyday objects, and be able to recall colors and shapes better.

Restaurant

Waiting tables is not easy. This exercise will help your client have a newfound appreciation of servers. This exercise stimulates both verbal and visual memory skills. It requires your client to memorize the food orders of various people seated around a table. You can customize this exercise by adjusting how many guests, the number of orders your client will have to remember, the time duration they have to remember items, and whether the guests will change seating arrangements. This exercise stimulates working memory skills. 

Chunking

Many times, memorization causes people to become very anxious. This is because people try to memorize too much information at once. However, by chunking information into more manageable bits, people can better retain and recall information presented to them. In this exercise, your client will have to memorize and reproduce a configuration of objects presented to them. You can adjust how many items your client must memorize, whether they will have to perform a distraction task in between, and their allotted recall time. You can use this exercise to help your client practice breaking up large pieces of information into manageable chunks. This exercise may help your clients better remember telephone numbers, addresses, and dates of important events. 

Secret Files

While classified as a processing speed exercise, this exercise targets working memory by requiring your client to remember the identity of filing cabinets. Using some trial and error, your client will learn which filing cabinets pertain to a specific category and will have to file files of words that would be found within that category. This working memory game is an excellent balance of being challenging and fun. You can customize how many filing cabinets are available, how many words your client will have to file for each cabinet, and the speed that the words are presented. This exercise translates well for helping your client retain information from various doctor’s appointments, organize and remember assignments due for different courses, and with home organization skills. 

Conclusion

HappyNeuron Pro offers therapists a variety of exercises to practice memory skills with their clients. I Remember You!, Heraldry, Restaurant, Chunking, and Secret Files are just a few of the memory exercises available in HappyNeuron Pro. To check out more of HappyNeuron Pro’s exercises, view our cognitive exercises or try us for free!

Dustin Luchmee
Dustin Luchmee

Dustin is HappyNeuron Pro's Product Specialist. With research experience in stroke, Dustin learned how a stroke can change someone's life. He also learned how different kinds of therapists can work together to help a person get better. He is passionate about neuro-rehabilitation and finding the active ingredients for effective therapy.

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