Brain Health Matters: Decreasing Risk Factors for Dementia

12/06/2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Sponsor: Menorah Park Institute for Healthcare Education
Event: Brain Health Matters: Decreasing Risk Factors for Dementia
Address: 27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
Contact: April Schanzel 2163608216
CEU's: 3 CEUs - Administrators, Nurses, Social Workers,Activity Professionals
Cost: $85

DESCRIPTION:  Recent studies have reported decreasing prevalence rates for dementia and highlight lifestyle factors that can positively impact brain health. The incidence of dementia may be improved through population health efforts that target education and other lifestyle factors that can improve brain health and in turn decrease healthcare costs. Since the brain health field is emerging as an important area of overall health, providers have a unique opportunity to offer patients of all ages, practical health tips and tricks to support their brain health and wellness across the lifespan. To date, the benefits of promoting brain health are still being discovered. Yet, current findings offer promising results for individuals who directly impact their brain health through their normal, daily routines.

This workshop will provide an overview of recent advances in the brain health field that focus on decreasing risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and late life cognitive decline.

1. Explain that AD is not a singular condition but rather a complex heterogeneous process related to aging.
2. Explain the concepts of neural plasticity and cognitive reserve.
3. Discuss the latest research regarding risk factors for development of AD.
4. Discuss the lifestyle factors research that supports the delayed progression of memory impairment.