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06 November 2007

Repetition

Repetition is important to boost memory.

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Combat decay of memory traces by using repetition. We lose the highest percentage of memory in the first hour or so after having learnt something. To keep your memory fresh you should repeat the information within 45 minutes, about 4 hours later, and the next day. Students especially should focus on repetition.

Written by Dr Frans Hugo, MBChB, M.Med Psychiatry and Dr L. Van Wyk, MBChB, M. Med (Psych) from the Panorama Memory Clinic.

For more information visit: Dementia SA: http://www.dementiasa.org/ or Alzheimer’s South Africa: http://www.alzheimers.org.za

 
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