Free classes focus on challenges of aging

Published on Thu, Jun 24, 2010
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The Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center presents the next topics in its recently launched lecture series, “Facing the Challenges of Aging.”

The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are offered the third Thursday of alternating months.
The second lecture in the series, “Memory Loss 101,” will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 15. 

Neuropsychologist Nahid Markosian, PhD, will speak about resources when one first suspects memory loss.

The talk will cover symptoms, diagnoses, treatment and support for various forms and stages of dementia.

The third lecture, titled “Parkinson’s Disease 101,” will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16.  Bruce C Mackay, MD, of PeaceHealth Medical Group Neurology Associates, will address symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, progression of the disease, current research and local support resources.

The ADHC’s lecture series is intended to provide innovative information and support to help community members as they age.  For more information and to reserve a space, call 360/788-6410 before Tuesday, July 13, for the next lecture.

The Adult Day Health Center provides nursing, therapeutic exercise and activities to support older adults and people with disabilities.  ADHC also provides a variety of caregiver support services including support groups and education.