1. How to Improve Your Memory: Tips for Enhanced Cognitive Wellness with Rena Yudkowsky, Founder of Memory Matters willGather, Nicole Will 46:24

“Where did I put my keys?” “Did I close the garage door?” How do we know which memory loss is normal?   My guest is Rena Yudkowsky, the founder of Memory Matters. Rena is a professional memory coach and a geriatric social worker. From a young age, working with older adults, she became passionate about helping individuals improve their memory. She has always been fascinated by how memory functions or fails to, and has dedicated her life to empowering people to enhance their memory and confidence using proven techniques and strategies.   For the past 20 years, Rena has worked in the field of aging. She has served as the Director of an Alzheimer’s unit and as the Director of Development at a senior enrichment program in Israel. Additionally, she’s been a trainer for dementia caregivers. Through Memory Matters, Rena facilitates support groups and delivers international lectures on aging topics. She offers online memory improvement courses, one-on-one memory Coaching, and provides support for older adults and their caregivers.   Today, we discuss how to improve our memory, common misconceptions about memory loss and cognitive decline, helpful memory techniques, understanding which memory loss is considered “normal”, the effects of stress, anxiety, and lifestyle on memory, approaches to working with individuals resistant to memory improvement techniques, and strategies for continuously engaging our brains as we age.   Improving memory with confidence is both doable and manageable. I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and have learned tips that I’m going to implement right away. Thank you, Rena, for sharing your insights and expertise with us!       Learn more at www.renayudkowsky.com         *This episode is brought to you by Gigi Betty co. A boutique gift shop raising awareness and funds for caregivers and care partners. Show now at www.gigibettyco.com. Use the special code WILLGATHER20 for 20% off your order- Just for our podcast listeners!     We are not medical professionals and are not providing any medical advice. If you have any medical questions, we recommend that you talk with a medical professional of your choice. willGather has taken care in selecting its speakers but the opinions of our speakers are theirs alone. Thank you for your continued interest in our podcasts.   Please follow for updates, rate & review!   For more information about our guest, podcast & sponsorship opportunities, visit www.willgatherpodcast.com   

Nicole Will is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of our aging community by equipping older adults, their family members, and eldercare professionals with valuable information and resources. Nicole is the creator, host, and producer of the willGather Podcast: Navigating the World with Your Aging Loved One.