Commission on Aging meeting to focus on normal vs unexpected signs of aging April 18

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Aging reflects changes that occur over the course of life. Some changes are normal and expected as we age, and others, such as memory loss and confusion, are not. Learn what is normal and what is not at the next meeting of the Commission on Aging. Shanti Potts, an instructor at Clark College, Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington and the Developmental Disabilities Administration, will speak about factors that contribute to pseudodementia and its early signs and symptoms.

Potts has more than 25 years of experience working with and advocating for seniors and those with disabilities. She has worked with unpaid family caregivers and professional care providers, and spent a dozen years in memory care and assisted living management. Potts volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association of Portland and Clark County Elder Justice Center.

The meeting is Tuesday, April 18, at 4:30 p.m., in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. It is open to the public. The discussion is the second of nine meetings this year focused on supportive services, especially for people 50 and older. For a schedule of topics, visit www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/2017-housing-speaker-series.

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