Our memory is affected by certain types of decline as we age such as a slower processing speed, a decrease in our ability to multi-task and a growing annoyance with tip of the tongue issues. However, there is hope. Through challenging our brain and learning new things, we can actually generate new brain cells and create new pathways between them. This can result in a phenomenon called cognitive reserve – a type of extra “tank of gas” in our brains which can help us stave off memory decline.
Beginning on Wednesday, September 10th from 12:30 to 2PM Lauren Heinatz from ComForcare Home Care will be teaching people how to maximize the memory they have and even improve it in a series of 7 classes. The cost is $35.00 per person or $60.00 per couple. For residents of Jason Lee or Willson House the fee is $15.00 per person. Fee includes the instruction as well as over 200 activity sheets.
To register for the class or to get more information call Shari at 503.585.6511. Willson House is located at 1625 Center St. NE in Salem.