You Said What? How to Sharpen Your Memory as You Age
Wednesday, April 20th 2:15-3:00 PM – Oceanport Room
Many of us are increasingly concerned about how to retain our memories and mental sharpness as we age. Whether we are working or retired, we can never retire from our minds.
Just like with our 401k and savings, the steps that we take when we are younger help to set us up for lifelong mental acuity, but it is never too late to start! Our brain is always growing and changing, and memory is instrumental in most, if not all, levels of human cognition – which is important for continued mental health in our golden years.
In this workshop, Dr. Wolkin will talk about:
Different types of memory, their neural architecture, and their different functions in our lives.
Ways in which our memory can be negatively impacted upon, with a focus on the contribution of stress.
Practical ways we can start boosting our memory right now!
The learner will be able to identify the different types of memory and its functions in oneself.
The learner will be able to consider how memory can have a negative impact and contribute to stress.
The learner will be able to examine practical techniques that can be utilized to help boost memory.
Jennifer Wolkin obtained her PhD in clinical-health psychology. As a health psychologist, she is interested in how biological, psychological, and social factors interact with, and affect your, overall wellness. A lot of her work includes exploring the relationship that stress, health beliefs, coping styles, and other psychosocial factors play into your functioning.
After getting her PhD, Dr. Wolkin did a 2-year neuropsychology fellowship. As a neuropsychologist, she was trained to parse out, and have a better understanding of, your cognitive strengths and weaknesses and how they possibly interplay with emotional and physical functioning, and potentially impact relationships.
She is currently a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), International Neuropsychological Society (INS), Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB).