News Release

October 16, 2008

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Can’t Remember Where You Put Your Keys Again?

Nov. 6 Discovery Series to Focus on Memory Disorders

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Adults of all ages occasionally forget where they put their keys or what they had for dinner the night before. Memory changes are a normal, and often annoying, part of aging. When memory loss significantly interferes with daily life, a memory disorder may be present. Experts from the James E. C. Walker, M.D., Memory Assessment Program will explore how to recognize when memory loss is more than just an occasional annoyance.

A free Discovery Series program will address memory disorders and how to keep the brain healthy on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the University of Connecticut Health Center. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Keller Auditorium. To register, call 800-535-6232.

Experts Patrick Coll, M.D., Richard Kaplan, Ph.D., and Margaret Rathier, M.D., will discuss:

  • What’s normal and what’s not.
  • How to assess memory loss.
  • Advances in the treatment of memory disorders.

More information about the James E. C. Walker, M.D., Memory Assessment Program is available at

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