THE AGING BRAIN
Wednesday, August 21
Dr. Jeff Buchanan, Professor of Psychology at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Presenter
Have you ever had difficulty remembering the name of a familiar person? Been in the middle of a sentence and can’t find the right word to say? Entered a room and forgotten why you went in there in the first place? These situations can cause concern for older adults who may begin to question whether something more serious is going on. Older adults are often unaware of normal changes that occur as we get older and what are signs of a more serious problem. This program will provide an overview of the changes in cognitive abilities that normally occur as we age. General guidelines for distinguishing these normal changes and more serious problems will also be discussed.
Registration deadline is 8/19
TAKING A FRESH LOOK AT HOSPICE CARE
Tuesday, August 27
Laurie Jensen, Ecumen Hospice, and VINE Staff, Presenters
This session takes an overview of the basics of hospice and examines common misconceptions about hospice care. It is designed for anyone who needs more education on hospice, including Medicare admission criteria for hospice services, and when to refer someone to hospice. There will also be testimonies from families who have experienced hospice care.
Registration deadline is 8/26.
SOLUTIONS FOR HIP AND KNEE ARTHRITIS
Friday, September 20
11 am–12 pm
Jacob Ziegler, Orthopedic Surgeon, Mayo Clinic Health System, Presenter
Arthritis pain can be debilitating as we get older. How do you know when to seek help? Jacob Ziegler, M.D., will discuss modern treatment and management of hip and knee arthritis, as well as answer common questions around what you can do and when to get help.
Cost: This program is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System. There is no fee to attend. Registration deadline is 9/19.