Hospitals offer education sessions on memory loss and suicide prevention

RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL will host the next installment of its Aging and Dementia Lecture Series on Jan. 29. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

PROVIDENCE – Two upcoming events at local hospitals will take aim at separate health issues.

A presentation as part of Lifespan Corp.’s ongoing Aging and Dementia Research Lecture Series is planned for this week at Rhode Island Hospital. Geoffrey Tremont, an associate professor of psychiatry at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, will speak about a pilot trial for a mind-body intervention for mild cognitive impairment.

The lecture series is held as a result of a collaboration between the Norman Prince Neuroscience Institute’s Aging Brain Initiative and the Rhode Island Hospital Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center.

The event will take place in the ambulatory patient center building at Rhode Island Hospital on Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. Call (401) 444-5745 or email for more information.

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Westerly Hospital will host a suicide prevention training on Feb. 4 based on the Question, Persuade, Refer method.

QPR is a process developed to save lives during crisis by questioning a person about suicidal thoughts, persuading them to seek help and referring them to a professional.

Dr. Robert Harrison, a certified QPR instructor, will lead the session. It is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center.

Both events are free and open to the public.

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