Updated handbook for people with mild memory problems


Staff Member
Staff member
Apr 29, 2014
"The simple English used in the document makes it easy to read and the descriptions of the different types of memory are a useful and informative addition. This is a handbook that will be handy to keep as a reference document as it contains a wealth of practical advice."
- Person living with dementia

One of our most popular publications, The memory handbook (booklet 1540) has been fully updated by our Publishing team, and the new version is now available to download and order.

This booklet is written for people with mild memory problems. This includes people who do not have a dementia diagnosis. It includes ideas and practical strategies to help people cope with their memory problems and live well.

What’s new?

The latest version of The memory handbook has:
  • more information on assistive technology including virtual assistants (Alexa, Siri etc) for Amazon, Google and Apple devices
  • additional relaxation techniques and strategies, and other ways that a person might be helped with memory problems that do not include medical intervention
Reflecting the voices of people with dementia in our work

As with all of our publications, people affected by dementia and/or memory problems were vital in the development of The memory handbook. Many of the ideas in this booklet are suggestions from people who have problems with their memory. We couldn't reflect lived experiences without them.

If you or anyone you know affected by dementia that might be interested reviewing our information, please contact publications@alzheimers.org.uk

Help us ensure that our information is as relevant, representative and inclusive as possible.

How do I order copies?

To order copies:


Registered User
Oct 2, 2023
That is an awesome memory guide. I especially like the tips that talk about using mental images in your mind to remember things. Like if you're trying to remember a name, "Natash Singh", think of a girl singing and that's how you can remember her last name. Super effective. Thanks for sharing that.