Medical experts say some degree of memory loss is normal as we age. There are a number of ways to keep your memory sharp. Smartphone technology can help in a number of ways.
Here are eight applications you can download on your phone to help boost your memory:
1. The Lumosity Brain Trainer:
This app has 25 million members and it helps users remember names and faces. Also, you can study and learn new instruments and languages. The application enhances brain health and performance using clinically validated tools designed by neuroscientists, with the tools being so effective that they've even helped those recovering from disease and accident-related brain injuries. Lumosity comes free of charge and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPodTouch.
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2. Clockwork Brain:
Named by The London Times as one of the world's 500 best apps, it features a series of mini games guided by Sprocket the Robot and created to test users' cognitive abilities in logic, language, math and memory. All the artwork is hand-painted by artists with influences ranging from Victorian Steampunk to Mayan art. Clockwork Brain is free of charge and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPodTouch.
3. My Personal Memory Trainer:
This app helps users improve focus and concentration. The application specifically works out the user's spatial and working memory, focus, chunking and concentration skills through shapes, puzzles and more. My Personal Memory Trainer comes free of charge and is compatible with Android.
4. The Math vs. Brain:
This app is a math brainteaser game in which users compete to collect stars. The app is free of charge and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPodTouch.
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This is the memory-training tool officially endorsed by the USA Memory Championship. The application enables users to compete against themselves and against others around the world in a number of memory and recall exercises for the highest scores in the Global Memory Rankings. iCueMemory costs $2.99 and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPodTouch.
6. Mind Games:
This is an app offering 17 types of brain puzzles with about 180 levels of different difficult designed to help users concentrate and exercise their brain muscles.
7. Math Workout:
This app offers mathematical puzzle games that enable users to move onto the next levels and consequently improve their memory, as well as their math skills. The app is free of charge and is compatible with Android..
This app helps people remember information by organizing all their notes, web clips, files and images and making them available on every Mac device and computer. Evernote comes free of charge and is compatible with Mac App Store and Apple devices.
This article is for information only and is not intended as medical advice. Talk with your doctor about your specific health and medical needs.
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