Aging and Memory Changes

It’s time to destigmatize being a person of older age and having changes in memory. Few are willing to openly discuss the changes they are experiencing in their memory as they age with a trusted friend/family member or their doctor. That’s unfortunate and it is a barrier to successful aging.

Not all memory changes in later life means it is Alzheimer’s Disease. Some changes in memory are a part of normal aging. Other changes are caused by medications, illness, infection or disease. If properly diagnosed memory can be restored. Only when we all become comfortable talking about aging and memory changes will we (or those who love us) be empowered to act.

Brenda Hendricks, Gerontologist, Alzheimer’s Association - NW Ohio Chapter on the page about Aging & Memory

Brenda Hendricks, Gerontologist, Alzheimer’s Association – NW Ohio Chapter on the page about Aging & Memory

To break the stigma associated with aging and memory changes we are holding open conversations called “Chat with Brenda”, the third Thursday of each month, 1pm – 2pm, at the locations listed in our events calendar, Serving Our Seniors has arranged for Brenda Hendricks, a gerontologist with the Alzheimer’s Association – NW Ohio Chapter to come to Sandusky to have a chat about aging and memory changes you are experiencing yourself – or that you are seeing in someone you know and love. No RSVP required. Just drop in. Stay as long as you want for an informal conversation about aging and memory.

View our Events Page to see upcoming “Chat with Brenda” locations.

Private appointments with Brenda

For those who would prefer to talk in private, one-on-one, about changes you are seeing in yourself or someone you care about, you can schedule a private meeting with Brenda. By appointment, Brenda can meet with you at Serving Our Seniors office, 310 E. Boalt Street – Sandusky the third Thursday of each month from 2:30pm – 3:30pm and again from 3:45 – 4:45pm. Call Serving Our Seniors to make your appointment at 419-624-1856 or 800-564-1856.

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