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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media Contact: Karen Connelly at 739-7390 or email
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S COGNITIVE HEALTH
St. John's Cognitive Health, a service group of St. John's Medical Center Physician Practices,
has been actively engaged in raising public awareness about memory loss
and cognitive impairment. The clinic provides assessment, treatment, and
care planning for those suffering from memory impairments, as well as
support services for families and caregivers.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The mission of the
St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic support to advance the mission and strategic
objectives of St. John’s Medical Center, including patient-centered
care, clinical excellence, and community wellness.