This is a part of the Hot Topic podcast series from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center on Changes in Memory After TBI. Dr. Allison Clark discusses Low-Tech and No-Tech Strategies for Memory Support.

Some other tools that people can use if they’re not comfortable with phones, you can still go to your local Office Depot or Office Max and you can still get the planner, they still have them around. There are some people that like them and I have worked with some people that still like the planner more than the phone because they have more space to write. It’s more visually appealing for them. You can still use a planner.

People can use alarms that remind them to do things, for example, a simple watch alarm can be set to remind you to take your medication at a certain time. We already talked about memory stations, but that’s another example of a low-tech strategy to keep up with your things. And that can be applied to all different kinds of strategies, not just keeping up with your things. For example, when you park your car, always park in the same place so you’re not walking around the parking garage in the Texas Medical Center and you can’t remember what level your car is on.

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