As you age, you may find yourself worrying about your memory. Where did I put those car keys? What time was my appointment? What was her name again?
BrooklineCAN invites you to hear Dr. Andrew E. Budson discuss Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory on Thursday, September 7, at the Brookline Senior Center. With more than 41 million Americans over the age of 65 in the United States, the question becomes how much (or, perhaps, what type) of memory loss is to be expected as one gets older and what should trigger a visit to the doctor? Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory addresses these key concerns.
This event, which is free of charge, will take place at the Senior Center, 93 Winchester St. from 6-7:30 pm. Refreshments will be served from 6-6:30 pm. The program with discussion runs 6:30-7:30 pm. Although it is a free program, please call 617-730-2770 to register.
According to Ruthann Dobek, director of Brookline Council on Aging/Brookline Senior Center, “The fear of memory loss haunts elders. The community will benefit from this expert’s lecture on what is realistic, and most importantly what can be done to maintain memory function as we age.”
Dr. Budson is a Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, Associate Director for Research at the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Lecturer in Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Consultant Neurologist at the Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Department of Neurology, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He sees patients and teaches at his memory disorders clinic at VA Boston.
According to the 2010 census, 24 percent of Brookline’s population — or 14,182 residents – are over the age of 55. Town residents, between the ages of 55 and 64, have increased by 40 percent since 2000.
Affiliated with the Brookline Senior Center, BrooklineCAN is an all-volunteer organization which enables older residents to remain independent and fully engaged in the life of the community. The organization advocates on behalf of Brookline’s older residents work with town agencies on behalf of Brookline’s seniors, provides ways for members to contribute to the community, and in general, acts to make Brookline an even better place to live for people of all ages.
For additional information about Brookline Community Aging Network and to request a copy of BrooklineCAN’s informative monthly newsletter, visit http://www.brooklineCAN.org or call 617-730-2777.