We all on occasion forget where we put our car keys or the name of a person we recently met. But as we age, we begin to wonder if these lapses in memory are normal “forgetfulness” or signs of a memory disorder.
UConn Health’s Discovery Series program will explore memory loss in depth on Tuesday, November 10, at 7 p.m. and provide information about:
- The differences between normal forgetfulness and more serious memory problems
- Diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
- Caring for someone with a memory disorder
If you think you are having memory problems, or people close to you express concern about your memory, contact your physician. At UConn Heath, The James E.C. Walker, M.D., Memory Assessment Program provides a full range of services for patients who are concerned about memory related difficulties and for those who have already been diagnosed with a memory disorder.
According to the National Institute on Aging there are ways to keep your memory sharp:
- Plan tasks, make “to do” lists, and use memory aids like notes and calendars.
- Develop interests or hobbies and stay involved in activities that can help both the mind and body.
- Engage in physical activity and exercise.
- Limit alcohol use.
- Find activities, such as exercise or a hobby, to relieve feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression.
The Discovery Series is free and open to the public. To register, call 800-535-6232 or visit discoveryseries.uchc.edu. The program is held in the Main Building, Keller Auditorium, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington. For directions, visit uchc.edu.