Cognitive Health Presentation and Book Club
On Monday, May 2, Martha Stearn, MD and Carol Taylor, LCSW of St. John's
Institute for Cognitive Health will deliver a free community presentation
on "Strategies for Maintaining Brain Wellness." The presentation
will take place at Teton County Library in Jackson, WY, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
"Alzheimer's disease has become an alarming national epidemic,
and increasing numbers of Jackson Hole community members are inquiring
about how to preserve their cognitive health. Carol and I look forward
to sharing proactive and preventive measures that will help achieve this
goal," said Dr. Stearn.
This event also marks the launch of the Hungry Brain Book Club. Led by
Dr. Stearn and Ms. Taylor, this community book club will meet every other
month to explore novels, non-fiction books and articles about the brain.
Participation is free and everyone is welcome. No long-term commitment
is necessary. Please call 307.203.2454 with questions about the May 2
event or book club.
“Coping with Alzheimer’s” Topic for Wyoming PBS Call-in Program
On Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 pm on Wyoming PBS, Margaret Benson will convene
a panel of experts, including Martha Stearn, MD and Carol Taylor, LCSW
in the live call-in program “Wyoming Perspectives: Coping with Alzheimer’s”.
The experts will discuss resources and strategies for caring for individuals
with this heart-breaking and common form of dementia. Other scheduled
guests include Rev. Dr. Cathie Hughes, CEO of SW WRAP in association with
the Wyoming Aging & Disability Resource Center.
Viewers are encouraged to join in the conversation by calling in questions
during the program to 800-495-9788. Questions are also being accepted
in advance and may be submitted at
The full length program will also be available to view on the Wyoming PBS
website by 5 p.m. Friday, May 6 on the Wyoming PBS at
Wyoming Public Television To Air UW Documentary
On Thursday, May 12, steps people can take to preserve the health of their
brain as they age will be the focus of a television documentary on Wyoming
Public Television. University of Wyoming and statewide experts will share
positive messages about the aging brain in the 30-minute documentary,
"Gray Matters: Exploring the Mature Mind," produced by the Wyoming
Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) in the UW College of Health Sciences.
Wyoming Public Television can be seen in communities throughout Wyoming.
A complete list of channels can be found at
For more information about the St. John’s Institute of Cognitive
Health call 307.739.7434 or visit tetonhospital.org/cognitive.