Normal, healthy cognitive aging impacts everyone and has been found to include: occasional memory lapses while maintaining the ability to engage in typical life activities, ability to recall and recognize instances of forgetfulness, occasional word-finding difficulties, and retained decision-making ability. But there is good news, research has demonstrated that likely 50 percent of cognitive aging is attributable to lifestyle choices we make on a daily basis. Join us as we discuss the differences between normal cognitive aging and dementia, while also outlining important lifestyle choices that can bolster cognitive functioning and reduce the risk of dementia.
About our Speaker
Dr. Lynn Kakos is a clinical neuropsychologist at WakeMed Health and Hospitals. She received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Kent State University and completed a residency and post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. While she assesses adult patients with a variety of neurological disorders, her particular areas of clinical interest include normal cognitive aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia.