Chronic high cortisol may damage the hippocampus, and reduce the brain function. Chronic high cortisol is a major risk factor associated with the development of dementia
My “go to” sense was auditory and still is. In order to survive the kitchen remodel I had to start repeating to myself things I had to remember for that day. Often repeating out loud more than once was necessary. People with visual learning style can make pictures of things they want to remember and make vivid colors in the mind. Some people are kinesthetic, that is muscle memory. You can repeat something you are trying to remember and then clap your hands twice.