Today, there are more memory programs on the market than ever before. Many people have even embraced these programs as a solution to memory loss. Unfortunately, not all memory improvement programs are effective. As a buyer, you need to know exactly what you are looking for if you are going to purchase an effective memory training program.

First of all, it is important to purchase a program that teaches you a variety of memory techniques. There is a lot more to memory improvement than mnemonic techniques. Therefore, any program that promises to teach you a variety of memory techniques must have at least five different memory training games. For instance, a program like Ultimate Memory has 10 different memory games; each game trains a different part of your brain.

Secondly, it is important to purchase a program that is user-friendly and provides good customer and technical support. If a program is difficult to use, chances are that you’ll give up before you even begin to enjoy the benefits of memory training. In addition you will have wasted your time and money. As far as user-friendliness goes, some of the best programs out there come with training videos. Some exceptional programs even integrate the videos into the games. This allows you to watch a training video before beginning each game module.

Thirdly, any memory training program that you choose should have practice exercises and tests. After all, how are you going to know whether your memory is actually improving? Remember, it can take up to two weeks for you to notice a significant change in your memory. Any good program should provide a means for you to test your memory in the meantime. Practice tests also make it possible for you to determine how good or how bad your memory was before you began the program.

Next, it is important to find a program that allows multiple users and is able to keep track of each user’s progress. This way, the whole family can use the same program and you, as the original owner, will not have to worry about getting your test scores mixed up with the someone else’s scores. Note that in order for any program to be considered a multi-user program, the memory games available within the program must vary in terms of complexity.

Lastly, you should purchase a program that is compatible with a variety of operating systems. Today you may be using Windows XP but tomorrow you might find yourself using Windows 7. It wouldn’t make sense to purchase a new memory program just because you have changed your computer’s operating system.

Over and above all the above mentioned tips, the true measure of a genuine memory program lies in the developers’ willingness to offer money-back guarantees. Therefore, even as you apply all the above tips, make sure that you find a program that has a money-back guarantee.