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Program Summary

This lesson explains how memory works, why it sometimes doesn’t, and what we can do about it.

Program Benefits

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand how memory works.
  • Describe the three types of memory and associated changes with age.
  • Understand the different types of health factors that impact memory, which may be reversible.
  • Increase awareness/knowledge of specific lifestyle behaviors that can protect memory.
  • Learn practical strategies they can use at home to improve memory.
  • Recognize signs of a serious memory problem needing medical attention.

Target Audience

Adults 50 and older, but others can benefit

Program Length

30-55 minutes. One time program.

Program Cost


Equipment Needed

Computer, projector, screen for PowerPoint slides


If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact Jane Strommen, North Dakota State University, at or 701-231-5948.


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