May 1
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UW Medicine & Era Living Educate Community about Healthy Brain Aging

Four-part lecture series dispels memory myths and empowers older adults with latest information.

SEATTLE – Healthy Brain Aging a four-part, collaborative lecture series from UW Medicine and Era Living retirement communities, kicks off on Wednesday, May 7, and continues May 14, May 21, and June 11.  Each lecture begins at 10:45am.  The Healthy Brain Aging series is open to the public with advance reservations at each of the following communities:

May 7 at University House Issaquah, Chairman of the University of Washington School of Medicine Neurology Department, Dr. Bruce Ransom focuses on brain physicality and shares key insights about how aging affects brain function and thinking.

May 14 at Aljoya Thornton Place, UW Department of Psychiatry Research Professor, Dr. Sherry Willis talks about behavioral cognition in older adults, and provides tips for maintaining a healthy outlook when caring for someone with cognitive decline, or facing it personally.

May 21at Aljoya Mercer Island, Director of UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center, Dr. Thomas Grabowski provides helpful information about detection and diagnosis of conditions that affect memory. He also shows attendees how new imaging innovation that can help pinpoint cognitive issues before symptoms appear, allowing some patients to proactively engage in cognitive training that prolongs functional independence.

June 11at University House Wallingford, Medical Co-Director of the UW Medicine / Harborview Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. David Tirschwell presents new ways to minimize risk of stroke, and shares how strokes affect cognitive function in older adults.

All attendees will gain important tools to better understand normal memory loss, versus symptoms of cognitive problems.

“It is normal for older adults to require more time to memorize things, misplace items, or forget names,” says Dr. Grabowski.  “A sign of cognitive challenge can be impaired communication that might include repeatedly asking a question, or forgetting how to use common things.”

Complimentary reservations can be made by calling the community or your choice.