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Brain Matters Virtual Series - Information, Strategies and Caring for those with Dementia

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Every day we are presented with ways to improve our brain health like…

  • Eating healthy
  • Getting enough sleep each night
  • Staying socially connected
  • Being physically active
  • Managing stress
  • Challenging our brain

But how do you translate these bullets of information into action?  How do you know what you’re doing is the ‘right thing’ to do? And what research is being done and how does that relate to you or a loved one's brain health?

Brain Matters is an AARP Missouri series of 1-hour live virtual programs in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Missouri Chapter. Brain health professionals present specific topics that will provide you with some insight and practical ways to help you understand the basics of brain health as well as how it relates to caring for others with dementia.

Our series has concluded for 2023 but recordings are available. Look for new programs coming in 2024!

November 8- Managing Caregiver Stress
Alzheimer's caregivers frequently report experiencing high levels of stress. It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer's or other dementia, but too much stress can be harmful to both of you. Join us to learn strategies to manage stress and avoid burnout.  CHECK BACK FOR LINK TO RECORDING SOON.

September 13 - Ten Warning Signs & Alzheimer's Treatment Advances
Alzheimer's and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; and available treatment options.  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS RECORDING. Use Passcode: p+^w=&o5

July 12- Travel Tips for Alzheimer's Disease
Living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia does not mean it’s necessary to stop participating in meaningful activities such as travel. However, it does require planning to ensure safety, comfort and enjoyment for everyone.

Discover travel tips and accommodations through this presentation, which also discusses communication strategies and understanding dementia related behaviors, which can appear when one's routine is different than normal. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS RECORDING Use passcode: 2Vr!*2nF

May 10: Managing Money: A Caregiver's Guide to Finances
If you or someone you know is facing Alzheimer's disease, dementia or another chronic illness, it’s never too early to put financial plans in place. Join us to learn tips for managing someone else's finances, how to prepare for future care costs and the benefits of early planning.  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS RECORDING

We hope you find valuable information in one or more of these programs. You may even learn something helpful for a loved one. We encourage you to share the programs with others, too.

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