Sep 19, 2016

What is the nature of memory? We talk to artist Amy Stacey Curtis - who is staging a large-scale interactive exhibit at the Bates Mill examining the concept of memory - and professor Jennifer Coane from the Memory and Language Lab at Colby College about how memory works (or doesn't work), how it affects our perception of the world, and the varying roles that memory plays in our lives.

As Thanksgiving approaches, tips and ideas for keeping family memories around for upcoming generations.  We'll also get tips on memoir writing and learn about the latest project from StoryCorp.

  Keeping our minds sound as we age. The latest science on how our brains change with time. Do crossword puzzles and brain teasers really help keep the mind in tip top shape?

 Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Amy Cotton, gerontological nurse practitioner and older adult health expert at Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems.

Dr. Clifford Singer, MD Chief of the Division of Geriatric Mental Health and Neuropsychiatry for The Acadia Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center. He is a geriatric psychiatrist and specialist in memory loss.