Brain Health Series:
Please sign up for the AARP Massachusetts webinar series on Brain Health. Topics include Six Pillars of Brain Health Topics, 10 Warning signs of Alzheimer’s, and Dementia Friends.
Dementia Friends - AARP’s Livable Communities Initiative strives to help communities become great places to live for people of all ages by focusing on eight key community features, one of which is “Respect and Social Inclusion.”
In order to continue making our communities more inclusive, we have teamed up with Dementia Friends, a global public awareness program that helps our communities become safer, more inclusive and respectful for the growing number of people living with dementia and those who care about them.
At this interactive session you will learn the five key messages about living with dementia, and the simple ways we can each make a difference in our communities. As a bonus, by the end of the session you will be counted in the growing number of Dementia Friends worldwide.
June 8, 2022 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Register here.
June 9, 2022 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Register here.
Dementia Champion Training - In order to continue making our communities more inclusive, we have teamed up with Dementia Friends, a global public awareness program that helps our communities become safer, more inclusive and respectful for the growing number of people living with dementia and those who care about them.
At this two and a half hour Dementia Friends Champion training, you will gain the necessary knowledge in order to lead your own information sessions for family, friends, and the community. The goal of becoming a Dementia Friends Champion is to further help community members understand dementia and the small things they can do to make a difference for people living with dementia.
June 28, 2022 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Register here.
Six Pillars of Brain Health - It’s never too late to focus on your brain health! In this interactive session you will learn about the six pillars of brain health, activities that support brain health, and hopefully be inspired by others. This session is a good overview for anyone interested in learning more about brain health and will provide you with information on the latest research on brain health, lifestyle suggestions, and resources to learn more.
July 7, 2022 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Register here.
Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s – Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. The Alzheimer’s Association® developed the new 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s education program to help people recognize common signs of the disease and know what to watch for it themselves and others.
The sessions will cover:
- Explores typical age-related changes.
- Describes common signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
- Offers tips for how to approach someone about memory concerns.
- Explains the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis.
- Details possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process.
- Identifies helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.