Mind and Memory: Am I losing My Marbles,
or Am I Just Getting Old?
Presented by Dr. Sara Manning Peskin
Thursday, January 6 at 9:30 am
Register here online or by calling 267-444-4507 (M-F, 9-6) so we can send you the Zoom link the day before the program.
NOTE: This program will NOT be recorded.
Dr. Sara Manning Peskin will discuss how the Penn Memory Center approaches cognitive assessment, techniques for maintaining cognitive health, and ways to know when to seek help.
Have a pen and paper handy, as participants will be invited to take several cognitive tests as part of this Zoom program.
Cognitive abilities are the mental skills you need to carry out any task from the simplest to the most complex. These mental skills include memory, organization, visual processing, language, and behavioral regulation. Some changes in the ability to think are considered a normal part of the aging process, but other times these changes can be evidence of an incipient disease.
Dr. Manning Peskin received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude prior to moving to Philadelphia. She received her doctor of medicine, along with a master’s degree in cellular and molecular biology, from the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to complete a residency and fellowship in neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she now works both in the Penn Memory Center and the Penn Frontotemporal Dementia Center. She is particularly interested in narrative medicine and teaching the lay public about neurologic afflictions. She has published work in The New York Times and The Boston Globe Magazine. Her first book, A Molecule Away from Madness: Tales of the Hijacked Brain will be available in February 2022.