If I hold my hands out before my eyes, my hands are philosophically facts! If I inventory everything on paper that is in this room, the list is yet an additional fact and it does not simplify things.
Memory is a message we carry in our minds through time for the benefit of our future selves. It’s a form of time travel by an artifact created in the brain by the physical synthesis of proteins and their assembly within the neural network.
When we have an experience in the present moment we are able to recognize the present facts as well as draw upon memories from the past. Memories are subjective and do not exist in the present moment. They are like the list of items on the paper except that they do not exist.
Consciousness is the state of being aware of the facts in the present moment; when you are asleep, drugged or drunk you may be in a state of unconsciousness. You can also be unconscious and have thoughts in the form of dreams and these dreams are based on memories. And memories are not facts and do not exist, they are at best artifacts of the subconscious or unconscious Mind!
Consciousness reveals facts and the memories formed from consciousness produce the artifacts of consciousness called memory. The quality of conscious experience determines the quality of the mind.