Summer memory workshop begins June 12

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Summer memory workshop begins June 12

An eight-week memory workshop led by speech-language pathologists and graduate speech-language pathology students at Nebraska begins June 12 at the Barkley Memorial Center on East Campus.

A collaboration between the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic and Tabitha Health Care, the UNL-Tabitha Memory Workshop is designed to help adults develop strategies to maintain sharp memories as they age.

After an overview and lesson about memory in week one, participants learn about one topic or memory strategy each week for the remainder of the workshop.

The weekly sessions are facilitated by Judy Harvey, assistant professor of practice and speech-language pathologist at the Barkley Clinic, and Abbe Davis, speech-language pathologist at Tabitha and master’s student in Nebraska’s speech-language pathology program.

Harvey and Davis originally started the UNL-Tabitha Memory Workshop in 2014 for people diagnosed with memory loss. However, they quickly found that aging adults of all kinds wanted to be involved.

Now, the workshop is open to individuals diagnosed with early stages of memory loss, as well as those simply interested in learning about memory and aging.

The workshop costs $80 per person. Each participant is allowed to bring a significant other, family member or friend for free. Sessions are limited to a total of 16 individuals to allow for greater personalization, discussion and interaction.

Workshops are held three times each year – once during the fall and spring semesters and once in the summer.

To register or learn more, visit the workshop's website.