Before reading this post, consider reading my earlier post on the CODER algorithm for mind mapping by clicking HERE.
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The CODER algorithm suggests developing mind maps that explicitly state information in order to …
C – Communicate
O – Organize
D – Decide
E – Explain
R – Report
The CODER algorithm specifically addresses deficits in abilities to communicate, organize, decide, explain, and report which are a significant part of dementia or cognitive impairment. I have been using the technique of mind mapping since 2010 to address issues in my own dementia, and I judge it to be extremely effective. Putting information into a visual thinking environment (VITHEN) so that it can all be seen provides a way to communicate with others, examine context, make decisions, explain ideas and conclusions to others, and report using the mind map itself.
As a note, I consider the iMindMap computer program (currently on Version 10) to be the best way to create and use mind maps or mind model (a term I created for advanced mind maps).