JACKSON – Have you ever lost your keys, misplaced your wallet or forgotten someone’s name? These are all common experiences, but for people nearing or over age 65, such memory lapses can be frightening. Join us on June 19 at The Orchards At Bartley Assisted Living to learn about how memory works, why it changes and what we can do about it.
Memory can be defined as the registration, retention and recollection of experiences, thoughts, feelings, sensations, ideas and knowledge. Some declines in cognition and memory with age are normal, but sometimes they can signal problems. The number of people living with dementia worldwide is currently estimated at 47 million and is projected to increase to 75 million by 2030. The number of cases of dementia are estimated to almost triple by 2050.
The Orchards at Bartley Assisted Living is partnering with Centrastate Medical Center to host an educational seminar on Memory Changes As We Age on June 19 at 4:30 p.m. at 100 North County Line Road. Come join us for a light dinner from 4:30 to 5 p.m. before the seminar.
The presenter will be Marilyn Abrahamson, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech Pathologist and Brain Health Educator from Centrastate Medical Center. Marilyn will better educate you on how to make lifestyle and strategic adjustments that can help you to compensate for attention and memory loss right now. Changing your lifestyle habits can help you to delay the symptoms of age related cognitive decline, even if a diagnosis of dementia is in the future.
Seating is limited, so anyone interested in attending the “Memory Changes As We Age: How To Remember The Things That We Forget” educational seminar, please call Centrastate Health Awareness Center at 732-308-0570, or visit centrastate.com and click on Classes and Events to register.