Ruth E. Mickle Lecture Presentation

Our fifth installment in the Ruth E. Mickle Lecture series was held on Thursday, May 5 with over 130 in attendance.  

Changes in thinking are a major concern for older adults, as many worry about dementia and disability. While maintaining thinking and memory is desirable, many do not know how to go about doing it.

Dr. Juleen Rodakowski, Assistant Professor with the Department of Occupational Therapy School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, discussed: 

  • Changes in thinking and memory that happen as we age
  • Risk factors associated with changes in thinking in memory
  • Research to support healthy brain aging

As well as offering practical strategies to maintain thinking and memory through the establishment of healthy habits and routines such as:  

  • Being Cognitively, Physically and Socially Active  
  • Eat balanced meals
  • Sleep

If you were unable to attend the Lecture but would like to read more about the topic, please download the presentation below.

"Where Are My Keys?" Presentation (PDF)