1. How does the reading make you feel? (Happy, joyful, relaxed,
    hopeful?)
  2. Does it bring back memories of a person or event in particular?
  3. Can you describe this person/event?

Make sure that you keep an notebook handy, because even the most innocent of conversations can bring back a valuable memory  for your research.

A growing body of evidence shows that
engaging in leisure mental activities—
including Scrabble, checkers, and
chess—helps preserve cognitive functions
longer and improves the overall
quality of life.

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