Is Losing Your Words a Sign of Losing Your Mind? Language in Healthy Aging and Dementia

May 24, 2018

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6:00pm–7:00pm
Lecture

Details

Everyone over the age of 40 occasionally experiences the so called ‘tip-of-the-tongue’ phenomenon, which is a frustrating and sometimes embarrassing instance of an inability to find a desired word. The frequency of these instances increases with age. Many wonder if this typical aging or if there is something to worry about!? While usually this is just a benign case of a momentary failure in word finding abilities, in some cases it may be a sign of atypical aging, such as mild cognitive impairment or dementia. This presentation will delineate the difference and offer tips on how to maintain language abilities in aging.

Location

Rehabilitation Sciences Buidling
500 University Avenue, Room 132
Toronto

Contact

Pascal van Lieshout, Ph.D. Professor & Chair
416-946-5456
2018-05-24 22:00:00 2018-05-24 23:00:00 UTC Is Losing Your Words a Sign of Losing Your Mind? Language in Healthy Aging and Dementia Everyone over the age of 40 occasionally experiences the so called ‘tip-of-the-tongue’ phenomenon, which is a frustrating and sometimes embarrassing instance of an inability to find a desired word. The frequency of these instances increases with age. Many wonder if this typical aging or if there is something to worry about!? While usually this is just a benign case of a momentary failure in word finding abilities, in some cases it may be a sign of atypical aging, such as mild cognitive impairment or dementia. This presentation will delineate the difference and offer tips on how to maintain language abilities in aging. 500 University Avenue, Room 132 - Rehabilitation Sciences Buidling discovery.commons@utoronto.ca
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