"The Boy" has a terrible memory. At almost 18, he has the memory of a goldfish. He is horrible with names and faces, unless of course he sees them more than once a week. Celebrities??? Fagitaboot it. You have to tell him what movie the person was in and character they played.
He asked me a few years ago for tips on improving his memory. I told him to write things down, make word association games things like that. He refused to heed my advice, and therefor "forget" homework assignments, project dates..etc.
He always remembers his work schedule and he has held his job for 2 years. They all love him there.
I am very proud of him. He is a great kid and I wouldn't change anything about him.
Back to the point of this post.
Wednesday night he asked me again what to do about his memory, because he thinks its gone form goldfish to slug. well ok he didn't say it THAT way, he said its getting worse. So I told him again about writing things down..etc. Then I told him about some vitamins to boost his lack of recall. So I told him Ginkgo Biloba, B6 b12, folic acid etc.
The next night, after getting off work, he calls me and asks if I remember when he asked me about the vitamins last night. I said "Yes
He said, "Good, can you tell me again, because I forgot" I couldn't help but laugh.
He was at the grocery store looking at the vitamins and I started rattling them off again. By the time we were done talking, he had picked up 6 different vitamins and was on his way to pay. I told him to put all but one back, because he can overdose. He ended up with the folic acid and a multivitamin. I told him to try that until they were gone, if they didn't help, he could try another one.
He put them in his room with his keys wallet etc so he wouldn't forget where he put them and remember to take them
I'd love to hear from all of you if you have any other tips or tricks he might be able to try.