COLONIE — We joke of having “senior moments” as we grow older. We misplace car keys, we walk into a room forgetting the need to be there.
“We have this process that’s called ‘normal aging’ where there is marginal forgetfullness,” said Dr. Richard Houlb. “However, when people start to have more difficulty with short-term memory recall… for example, everybody misplaces their keys, but won’t have it as an everyday occurrence.”
Holub said the occasional “senior moment” is a normal occurrence in human aging, but he asks everyone to “take a step back” and access how often such moments happen. Many times, people don’t see a potential problem as it progresses over time, until family members find themselves exhausted from the added burden of care giving.
On Wednesday, March 23, New York state Senator Neil Breslin is scheduled to join Houlb as the doctor lectures and provides free individualized memory scrennings at the Desmond Hotel in Albany starting at 5 p.m.
Those who are interested are asked to register ahead of time at AlzheimersLecture.EventBrite.com. For more information, visit NeurologicalAssociatesOfAlbany.com or call 518-426-0575.