Do you ever panic when you’re with one friend and see another one approaching because you’re blanking on one of their names? Do you sometimes walk purposefully into a room and stop suddenly once you get there because you can’t remember what you’ve come for? Do you spend a lot of time looking for things you’ve lost or misplaced?
If so, you’re going to be especially interested in today’s show. Join us as we visit with Dr. Rob Winningham, Professor and Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Division at Western Oregon University and author of the book, Train Your Brain – How to maximize memory in older adulthood. You will be happy to know that you actually have some control over how your brain ages, and there are some interesting and fun activities that you can do to make your brain sharper.
We’re also going to visit with Michael Wall, marketing manager with DocuBank, a service that electronically stores advance directives, prescription lists, and emergency contact information. Mike is offering a huge discount for people who listen to this show.
Go to Docubank, fill in the form, and on the second page select a one-year plan for $20 (retail price $45) or a five-year plan for $60 (retail price $145).
When you carry a Docubank card in your wallet, right behind your driver’s license, your information can be instantly accessed by doctors and hospitals. So if you’re in an accident or have a medical emergency, no one will ever have to rush to your medicine cabinet to see what prescriptions you take or rifle through your files to find out what your wishes are regarding life support and tube feeding, because your information can be obtained by fax or Internet 24 hours a day any where in the world.
Also, in celebration of National Caregivers Month and World Alzheimer’s Month, Elaine and her husband, Dr. Alex Sanchez are giving away free individual memberships to CaregiverHelp.com. The retail value is $58, and if you sign up any time before the end of November, it’s absolutely FREE! Go to CaregiverHelp.com, click on the “Join Now” tab at the top, right-hand side of the page. Fill in the form, and in the Coupon Code box, enter: RadioFree
Sign up and then tell everyone you know about this special offer. The program is based on real-life caregiving stories and there’s a lot of humor in it, because Elaine and Alex believe that caregiving is way too difficult to take seriously all of the time, and in order to get through it, sometimes you just have to laugh.