Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering Master of Memory, a series that will help you understand how your memory works and what can affect your memory.  

The class will take place at the Waxahachie Senior Citizens Center, Wednesday, May 8, from 1 -2 p.m.  The Center is located at 122 Park Hills Drive in Waxahachie.  

Dates of other sessions are:  May 15, 22, and 29.

The 5-part course has a one-time fee of $12, payable at the door.

Change is expected as a person ages, but you can do something about many of the changes you will experience.  You can be proactive in using some strategies and lifestyle adaptations.  

In the absence of a brain disease, such as Alzheimer’s disease, you can help yourself.

Medical conditions, medications, diet and exercise, among other things, may all play a role in how your memory works.  Master of Memory will also help you identify and use strategies to improve your memory functions.

Memory strategies to use will be explored on May 8.  Whether you make a shopping list for the grocery store or make a mnemonic to remember how to be successful, you are employing a strategy to help your memory.  

Memory strategies are very healthful and should be used anytime you are uncertain about your ability to remember.  You will learn different memory strategies and see which one or which combination fits you best.  You will see that with a little effort to employ memory strategies, you may be able to remember things like never before!

So, plan to laugh at yourself while learning how to improve your memory.  You will learn strategies that will help you.

Rita Hodges is the Ellis County Extension Agent-Family & consumer Sciences. Contact Rita at 972-825-5175 or rmhodges@ag.tamu.edu. Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.  The Texas A & M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.