Alzheimer’s Network offers free educational program

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Dr. Rob Winningham is a psychology professor at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. He has nearly 20 years of experience researching applied memory issues and for the past 14 years has conducted research on older adults and brain injured patients. / Special to the Statesman Journal

By Capi Lynn
Statesman Journal

Dr. Rob Winningham of Western Oregon University will present for the Alzheimer’s Network of Oregon a free educational program Tuesday, July 16 at Salem Hospital.

The program, titled “Retaining Cognitive Abilities in Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias,” is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the second floor of CHEC Building D, 890 Oak Street.

Winningham, a psychology professor at Western Oregon, has nearly 20 years of experience researching applied memory issues and for the past 14 years has conducted research on older adults and brain injured patients.

The program will include discussion on what changes and what does not in terms of memory. While Alzheimer’s and dementia are associated with significant changes in cognitive abilities, there are some abilities that are retained. Techniques to handle behavioral problems and emotional outburst also will be presented.

To register for the event, contact the Alzheimer’s Network of Oregon, (503) 364-8100. For more information about the organization, visit www.alznet.org.

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