Bear River Agency on Aging offering Alzheimers prevention activities

Do you sometimes have confusion with time or place? Do you find yourself misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps?The Utah Alzheimers Association says early detection matters and there are things you can do to limit the progress of dementia or memory loss.There is a local intervention project called “Maintain Your Brain” and according to Allison Richman of the Bear River Agency on Aging, the classes are held the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Logan Recreation Center.”We do an assessment up front of their memory, their feelings about their depression or their confidence in their abilities to make decisions and things,” Richman said. The process includes an assessment, a sit down session and goal setting that go along with the “maintain your brain” concept that Richman said can really make a difference.On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Thursday, Richman said the classes are valuable because research shows that activities combining physical, mental and social activity are the most likely to prevent dementia. For more information, call 752-7242.To listen to the full interview with Richman on Crosstalk,

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