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Practical tips and techniques make remembering a snap

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Whether you are cramming for an exam, have trouble remembering names, or you just want to give your overall memory power a boost, this plain-English guide offers clever tricks to help you remember what you want to remember. You’ll discover how your memory works and how to enhance it in all types of situations.

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About the Author

John Arden is a psychologist who oversees twenty training programs in as many medical centers. He has worked in the mental health and education systems for twenty-eight years and is the author of four other books
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (July 26, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764554352
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764554353
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #910,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Arden, Ph.D. has 40 years of experience providing psychological services and directing mental health programs. Since 1999 he has served as the Director of Training for the Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers, Northern California region. He has developed one of the largest mental health training programs in the United States. In this capacity he oversees more than 100 interns and postdoctoral psychology residents in 22 medical centers. Prior to this he served as the Chief Psychologist at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Vallejo, California.

Dr. Arden's study of neuropsychology has inspired him to integrate neuroscience and psychotherapy, synthesizing the biological and psychological into a new vision for psychotherapy: Brain-Based Therapy. His work incorporates what is currently known about the brain and its capacities, including neuroplasticity and neurogenesis, with psychotherapy research, mindfulness, nutritional neuroscience and social intelligence. He conducts seminars on Brain-Based Therapy throughout the United States and abroad.

Author of 14 books, his most recent publication, Brain2Brain, describes how neuroscience informs psychotherapy and how to talk to clients about their brain. The Brain Bible, describes five well researched factors that keep the brain healthy. Rewire Your Brain, describes how the general audience can utilize the practices of Brain-Based Therapy. He is the lead author (with Dr. Lloyd Linford) of two volumes for the practitioner entitled Brain-Based Therapy: Adults and Brain-Based Therapy: Children & Adolescents. His first book, Consciousness, Dreams, and Self, was awarded the 1997 Outstanding Academic Book Award by Choice, a publication of the American Library Association. An international panel of jurists nominated his second book: Science, Theology, and Consciousness, for the CTS award funded by the Templeton Foundation. Arden explored the degradation of the fabric of American society with America's Meltdown: Creating the Lowest Common Denominator Society. His seven self-help books are: Surviving Job Stress, Improving Your Memory for Dummies, Conquering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (with Dr. Victoria Beckner), Heal Your Anxiety Workbook, and Heal Your OCD Workbook (with Dr. Daniel DalCorso), and Rewire Your Brain. www.drjohn.arden.com

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Diane Wiley on May 12, 2003
Format: Paperback
As a mental health professional I am always looking for practical information and techniques which are accessible and understandable to the average patient. This book provides many accurate and useful facts about memory in an organized and interesting format. It speaks to the concerns of many who would benefit from specific exercises to enhance memory. It also cautions against the all too tempting urge to find a "quick fix," such as inappropriate and/or exclusive reliance on vitamins or suppliments. This book encourages a balanced and effective response to concerns about memory.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 12, 2007
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It definitely takes the technicality of some memory books I've read. It is very basic and a good start for anyone interested in improving their memory whether you're a student, adult, or elderly. It lays the basis for good health and tricks so your mind can be at its sharpest. I think anyone interested in this subject might want to try this book first then move onto more complicated and technical books.

Some things this book tackles is some memory myths out there and gives you a clearer understanding of how your brain works, its parts and how they communicate as a whole to provide you with your memories. A con with this book is that it bombards you with nutritional information for three chapters. It goes through all the vitamins and lists all the foods that have them. Why couldn't the author just say "take a multivitamin, eat a balanced meal, and stay away from this and that...etc." in a couple of pages with some nice neat tables? This isn't Nutrition for Dummies, but maybe I'm being too critical. Anyways, besides that, the rest of the book gives you some really good association systems, such as PEG or loci, and many examples that you can use them with in everyday life. It also helps you plant the seed for better self awareness, such as defusing stress, and gives you tips on how to improve your life such as having the right attitude and avoiding multitasking. It also suggests ways to deal with memory suppressors such as job related stress or dealing with technology. It also gives you some tips for school. That's what I got out of it anyway. It's a pretty quick read too. I give it a thumbs up.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Franco Arda on May 2, 2008
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If you expect tons of memory excercises, this is the WRONG book for you. This book is about keeping your brain healthy, in shape. It's about UNDERSTANDING MEMORY, ESTABLISHING MEMORY, PRESERVING MEMORY and last but not least, EXERCISING YOUR MEMORY. My best take-aways;

- non-sense and truth about the aging brain
- the danger of drinking coffee on an empty stomach
- when to take Calcium & Magnesium best
- memory and motivation
- the effect of sleep & excercises on memory
- protecting your memory from overload in a high-speed world

Fantastic book for everyone interested in taking care of ones brain/memory health.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Laura Kent on July 22, 2012
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This was my first "for dummies" book. I've been suffering from some really horrible side effects of a few diagnosed and possibly as-yet undiagnosed conditions that effect my memory. I decided to pick this up for advice in cutting back as much memory funk as I can.

Already it's helped me in so many ways, even despite the fact that I've studied more deeply into the psychology and physiology of memory and the brain and still remember much of those studies.

I discovered I already used several of the strategies listed, naturally, but also a few things that I'm doing that may be making my brain worse in addition to the negative effects from my medical conditions (deficiencies in b12 and vitamin D).

So many things were made simple that I thought were more involved. I now remember to take my vitamin supplements most days thanks to an idea that occurred to me while reading this. It didn't specifically give me that idea, but the suggestions got me thinking about how to troubleshoot my own problem. I realized I don't have trouble remembering to take my pills, my problem is I can't remember if the memory of taking my pills happened today already, or yesterday. Little weekly organizers don't really help me. I created a rhyming mnemonic and a signal to help out, thanks to this book. I turn my pill bottles upside down as a visual signal I have taken them. My rhyme reminds me: Turn pill bottles upside down after taking, right them at night, or after waking.

I've been remembering my supplements without fear of OD for a week now. Now I just need to figure out a way to get my TV-addicted husband to read it ;)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By semilla on January 30, 2010
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This is a great book, teaching in typical "for dummies' fashion about a complex topic in simple and vivid language. I consider it both a great stand-alone reference book (if you're going for a basic understanding of how memory functions, how to improve it, and a bit of technical knowledge on the side), as well as fabulous "jumping point" for pursuing a more in-depth study of the topic (starting from scratch to medium-scratch). I have already studied the topic, and still found the book enlightening, practical, and so easy to implement into my life. As a college student needing to remember everything, this has been a very valuable book for me.
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