Rehab Insights is a weekly blog written by Burke Rehabilitation professionals to offer practical information for patients, families and the community. Its goal is to educate the reader on relevant topics in rehabilitation, general health and wellness.

Join Us: Senior Health Series on Understanding Memory Loss

November 9, 2016

Forgot your keys? Can’t remember where you parked the car? While some signs of memory loss are a normal part of getting older, some problems with memory can be the first signs of disease, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Knowing the difference between these types of problems can be tough—and the process can seem scary and overwhelming.

In the next installment of Burke’s Senior Health Series—and in honor of Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in November—Pasquale Fonzetti, MD, PhD, the director of Burke’s Memory Evaluation and Treatment Service (METS) will be talking about that—and lots more. The METS program provides outpatient assessment and treatment of memory disorders and Dr. Fonzetti will discuss age-related memory loss, types of amnesia and dementias, what screening tests could be necessary and what options are available for diagnosis and treatment.

The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Rosedale Room of the Billings Building (building #4) on Burke’s main campus in White Plains. Registration begins at 8:30 am, with the lecture to follow at 9 a.m.  A light breakfast will be provided and there will be a Q&A following the presentation. The event is open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend.

Space is limited, pre-register by Nov. 9 by calling Julia Moran at (914) 597-2871 or emailing

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