Register for Brain Health Virtual Event Series

Posted on 10/17/21

It’s never too late to focus on brain health!  Regardless of our age, there are things we can do to help reduce the chance of age-related diseases and optimize our chance of maintaining cognitive health.  Join AARP Iowa and the Alzheimer’s Association for this free, four-part online lunch and learn series.  Sessions will be held on Zoom and are designed to be brief and educational.  Once you register, you’ll receive a link and reminders to access the events.

REGISTER Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia*November 9 at noon
Teri Skoog, Community Educator, Alzheimer's Association Iowa Chapter

Currently, an estimated 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia, including more than 5 million Americans. Barring any developments in prevention or treatment methods, this number is projected to reach nearly 14 million by 2050. The disease also affects the 16 million Americans who provide unpaid care for people living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. This educational program will help you to:

  • Compare Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • Recognize how Alzheimer's disease affects the brain.
  • List the risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Identify the three stages of the disease.

REGISTER Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer's*November 16 at noon
Teri Skoog, Community Educator, Alzheimer's Association Iowa Chapter

Your memory often changes as you grow older. Some people recognize changes in themselves before anyone else notices. In other cases, friends and family are the first to observe changes in memory, behavior or abilities. It may be hard to know the difference between age-related changes and the first signs of dementia, but memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging. This educational program will help you to:

  • Describe typical age-related memory, thinking or behavior changes.
  • Recognize common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • Explain the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis.
  • Identify possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process.

REGISTER New Advances in Alzheimer's Treatments*:  November 30th at noon
Teri Skoog, Community Educator, Alzheimer's Association Iowa Chapter

Research continues to advance regarding treatments for Alzheimer's and all other dementias. This educational program will give you information on:

  • The list of FDA-approved treatments for Alzheimer's.
  • Explain the impact of Aducanumab (Aduhelm) of amyloid plaques in the brain, and the potential benefits and side effects.
  • Explain the pathways to access treatment.
  • Describe the resources available through the Alzheimer's Association.

*These events are being hosted by Iowa Alzheimer's Association.  Any information you provide is governed by Iowa Alzheimer's Association

This story is provided by AARP Iowa. Visit the AARP Iowa page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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