Award-winning author to speak at Cognitive Health Speaker Series

25-May-2018

St. John's Cognitive Health will host the seventh annual Cognitive Health Speaker Series on June 14 and 15, in partnership with the University of Wyoming’s Center on Aging and Teton County Library. This year’s featured speaker is neurologist and award-winning author Andrew Budson, MD.

On Thursday, June 14, Dr. Budson will present What’s Normal Memory, What’s Not, and What to Do About It from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Teton County Library. He will explain how to distinguish changes in memory due to Alzheimer's versus normal aging. Dr. Budson will also discuss medications' positive and negative effects on memory, as well as how to keep doing all the things you love even if you have mild memory problems.

On Friday, June 15, Dr. Budson will present How to Maximize Your Cognitive Skills from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Teton County Library. He will explain how to improve memory using evidenced-based strategies such as diet, exercise and memory aids. This presentation will be followed by an extended Q&A session.

Both programs are free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. No RSVP is required. Books will be available for sale, and Dr. Budson will sign them after each program.

Dr. Budson is the Associate Director and Education Core Director at the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. He has coauthored five books on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. His book Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory was released to critical acclaim in August 2017 and won a Nautilus Silver Book award.

Roughly 10,000 Wyomingites are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias (up from 7,000 in 2000), and the number is anticipated to rise to 13,000 by 2025. Nationally more than 5 million Americans are living with AD, and by 2050, that number is projected to reach 13.5 million. Preventive measures and early diagnosis are essential to managing memory loss and its enormous toll on families and communities.

Further details about the Cognitive Health Speaker Series are available at tetonhospital.org/cognitive or by contacting event coordinator Annie Riddell at 307 690 5284 or annie@clearviewstrategieswy.com.

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Media Contact: Karen Connelly at 739-7390 or email kconnelly@tetonhospital.org.

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