Diabetes and Cognitive Difficulty discussed at Feb. 13 Support Group

Tue, 01/30/2024 - 10:00am

Join Speech Language Pathologist Jennifer Bryce for “Diabetes and Cognitive Difficulty: Who Knew?” at LincolnHealth’s next Diabetes Support Group. It will take place Tuesday, Feb. 13, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the new Wellness and Rehab Center in the Webster Van Winkle Building (at 79 Schooner Street) on LincolnHealth’s Miles campus in Damariscotta. The program will also be available via Zoom.

Cognitive difficulty is common in people with diabetes, especially as they age. Signs of declining impairment include being unable to remember events or learn things, difficulty paying attention, trouble speaking or understanding. One may also have difficulty starting and finishing a complex task. When cognitive impairment is so severe that it affects people’s ability to live independently, it is called dementia.

This presentation will review signs and symptoms of cognitive deficits and provide helpful tips on how to counteract them while at home.

The Diabetes Support Group meetings are free and open to adults living with diabetes and their families. Pre-registration is recommended due to limited seating and the need to provide a Zoom link prior to the meeting to those who cannot be there in person. You can pre-register by calling 563-4442.