If you misplace your keys what is your first thought?
If you walk into a room and forget what you were looking for, what goes through your mind? What about if you are driving to your friend’s house, a place you have been several times in the past, and you suddenly feel lost and, despite looking around, do not find any familiar landmarks? Do you panic? Do you think you have Alzheimer’s disease? For most of us these brief lapses in memory are not signs of Alzheimer’s disease and we do not need to panic. BUT, as we age our memories do begin to diminish and there are some things that we can do to help sharpen them. This week’s guest, Rachel Goodman, neuropsychologist, helps us understand memory and offers insight on how to sharpen and improve it.
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Stephanie Erickson is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a geriatric social worker. Her primary area of practice focuses on…
Stephanie Erickson is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a geriatric social worker. Her primary area of practice focuses on Dementia and decision-making capacity. She works with seniors living autonomously, in care facilities, in acute care at the hospital, and who are living with family. Stephanie also provides training and consultation to families, the Alzheimer’s Society, community groups, financial and legal institutions and at professional conferences. She hosts her own weekly podcast called Caregivers’ Circle. She founded Erickson Resource Group which offers holistic services to seniors and their families. Check out her free guide to initiating conversations with aging relatives.