Subscribe | E-Editions | River News 75 | Super Shopper - FREE | About Us | Contact Us | FREE Classified Items Under $50
The Northwoods River News | Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Flanders Realty Group

home : community : community news
June 27, 2019

5/21/2019 7:30:00 AM
Memory loss: What's normal, what's not

The month of May is recognized as better Hearing and Speech Month.

Information is stored in various parts of your memory. Short-term memory may include someone's name you've just met. Recent memory may include what you ate for breakfast, and remote or long-term memory includes your memories from years ago.

"Beginning in your 20s, you begin to lose brain cells and as a result short-term and remote memories aren't usually affected by aging, but your recent memory may be," Ann Vanburen, CCC, MS-SLP, a Speech Therapist with Ascension Rehabilitation Services in Rhinelander, said in a press release. "This is normal and to help remember important dates and details, you can keep lists, use calendars, follow routines, and do things that keep your mind and body busy."

Many things other than aging can cause memory problems including depression, stroke, head injury, side effects of drugs, alcoholism, and Alzheimer's disease. These memory problems should be discussed with your physician.

Memory problems that are not part of normal aging include:

• Forgetting things much more often

• Forgetting how to do things you've done many times before

• Trouble learning new things

• Repeating stories in the same conversation

• Trouble making choices or handling money

• Not being able to keep track of what happens each day

"Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging," added Vanburen. "At first, a person with Alzheimer's will remember details of the distant past, but not recent events or conversations. Over time, the disease will affect all parts of the person's memory. When it becomes advanced, they will no longer be able to communicate effectively."

Vanburen also noted that mild memory loss comes normally with aging and keeping the brain active is key. Reading, singing, completing puzzles, playing cards, exercising, and eating a balanced diet stimulates blood flow and activity in the brain.

Ascension rehabilitation teams provide a comprehensive, individual approach to meet specific needs with inpatient, outpatient and in-home care plans with integrated support from therapists and specialists.

For more information about Ascension Rehabilitation Services in Rhinelander, call 888-843-1367.





Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, and meet the comment guidelines (see "Comment Guidelines" at right). There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number and email address is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search
search sponsored by



Subscription Login
LOGIN | SUBSCRIBE


Today's Circulars
Print-N-Save Coupons
Order photo reprints

Classifieds
Advertising Information

Community Connections
Submit to Newspaper...

Ced Vig's books for sale
Kris Gilbertson's 'I Recall...'

Twitter









Life
Facebook | All Things | Wisconsin Lottery | The Lakeland Times - affiliate | Winter Road Conditions | Snow/Trail Conditions


The Northwoods River News | Walker Communications, LLC
232 S. Courtney Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501 | Office (715) 365-6397 | Fax (715) 365-6361

Corporate billing office: The Lakeland Times / Lakeland Printing Inc. | P.O. Box 790, Minocqua, WI 54548 | (715) 356-5236 | Fax (715) 358-2121
Members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Community Papers, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce

Site Design and Content | Copyright 2019 1up!

Software © 1998-2019 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved