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Dealing with memory loss subject of class in Murray

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A class on memory loss, what it means and how people can learn to remember information is planned at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at Murray City Heritage Center, No. 10 E. 6150 South (west of State Street).

Mark Fox of Cottonwood Hospital's neurorehabilitation unit will discuss the topic, "Memory, It's Not What You Think!" Made possible by Intermountain Health Care and the United Way, the class is free and reservations are not necessary. Lunch will be served at noon following the lecture. The cost is $2.50. Reservations must be made by 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. Call 264-2635.

Many older people worry about becoming more forgetful. They think forgetfulness is the beginning of Alzheimer's disease. In the past, memory loss and confusion were considered a normal part of aging. Scientists now know that most people remain both alert and capable as they age, although it may take them longer to remember things.