Learn How to Improve Your Memory

January 14, 2016

Free Newport Hospital lecture scheduled for Jan. 28

Senior coupleNewport Hospital will kick off its 2016 community lecture series on Thursday, Jan. 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a free lecture on how to navigate memory changes as you age. Speech-Language Pathologist Julia Nutt, MS, CCC-SLP, of The Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center at Newport Hospital, will lead a discussion of short- and long-term memory, how they change over time, and specific techniques for preserving memory skills.

“Focusing on the moment at hand, doing one thing at a time, and simply being more ‘present’ can turn an event into a memory,” said Nutt. “At the end of the day, your brain needs exercise like any other part of your body.”

This marks the second year of Newport Hospital’s lecture series, which offers the community an opportunity to learn more about different health issues and connect with hospital clinicians. The lecture on Jan. 28 will be held in Newport Hospital’s Gudoian Conference Room, just off the main lobby of the hospital at 11 Friendship Street, Newport. Registration is not required, however seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 401-845-1492 or sign up online at www.newporthospital.org.

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the next Newport Hospital lecture entitled, “Keeping Your Heart Healthy,” will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It will be facilitated by cardiologist George Charlton, MD, of The Cardiovascular Institute at Newport Hospital, and Sam Baldwin, MS, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation coordinator.

Elena Falcone-Relvas

Bradley Hospital & Hasbro Children's Hospital