When to Worry About Memory Disorders

There have been many news articles about memory disorders which tends to raise many questions. According to the World Health Organization “Worldwide, 47.5 million people have dementia and there are 7.7 million new cases every year.” Knowing that memory problems are prevalent worldwide and that we may be at risk, is there anything we can do?

Townshippers’ Association will be hosting a free live and interactive videoconference examining the topic “Memory Disorders—When Should I Worry?” on Wednesday, January 20 from 10 am to 12 pm at Waterloo Elementary School, 5 Clark Hill.

Presenter and registered nurse Gisèle Coziol will help you better understand and take charge of your brain health, you’ll also receive information on what to look for when a memory problem occurs and how to determine when it is time to worry. We’ll examine how the brain works, causes and types of disorders affecting memory, what we can do to help our minds stay sharp and how to talk to our doctor about our worries. MCDC community members participating in the Jog your Mind program will also speak.

Holding a major in Psychology, Gisèle Coziol has been working for many years with seniors in various roles such as community worker and technician in the cognitive evaluation. She has also worked in memory clinics and in a hospital geriatric unit and is currently a trainer for the Alzheimer Society of Montreal.

This presentation is part of the Community Health Education Program run by the Community Health and Social Services Network. Participation is free but registration is required. Please contact Kate Murray at 450-242-4421 or [email protected]

Coaching for Artists and Entrepreneurs

Are you an artist looking for grant outlets or a plan to turn your art into a thriving business? Are you an aspiring or current business owner in need of guidance? Gain confidence and clarity with a business coach Coby Ingham from YES Montreal.

In partnership with Townshippers’, Coby visits our office in Knowlton once a month for in-person meetings with new and existing clients. Once you open a file with YES – for a one time cost of $20 – you are provided with continual guidance, advice, and resources.

To make your appointment with Coby on January 28, 2016, contact Maggie Severs at 450-242-4421 or [email protected]

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, catch our columns in the Brome County News, visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook, and our website Townshippers.org. Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll-free: 1-866-566-5717 or in Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll-free: 1-877-242-4421.

Publication: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016

Photo Credit: Public domain

Photo Caption: Memory problems are growing worldwide. Find out how to understand and take care of your brain at a free and interactive videoconference on January 20 at Waterloo Elementary School.