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Many educational events for Alzheimer's caregivers on tap in May
By Douglas Flynn / May 4, 2018
May is shaping up to quite a month for area caregivers looking to learn more about Alzheimer's and related dementias.

On Monday, May 14, Whitney Place at Natick presents the second part of its "Keeping Your Memory in Mind" series. This session will cover "Nutrition for Your Best Memory" with Nina Quirk, M.L.A. Learn about (and sample) the food that provide optimal nutrition for maintaining memory and brain health. Quirk is the Director of Food Services at Whitney Place.

The presentation will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at Whitney Place (3 Vision Drive, Natick, MA). Reservations are required as space is limited. Call 508-655-5000.

On Thursday, May 17, Bridges by EPOCH Memory Care Assisted Living at Sudbury is hosting an educational discussion and book signing with Greg O'Brien, author of "On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's." O'Brien details his personal journey of hope and faith through early onset Alzheimer's and his family's fight against the disease.

The talk will be held at UTEC Main Hall (35 Warren Street, Lowell, MA). You can bring your loved one to enjoy an activity with Bridges' life-enrichment team will you attend. Seating is limited. RSVP by calling 978-261-7007 or emailing cgerante@bridgesbyepoch.com.

On May 22, The Meadows at New Horizons in Marlborough will host a continuing education class on "Alzheimer's Disease ... Diabetes of the Brain?" Type 3 diabetes, a term coined by researchers Suzanne de la Monte, MD and Jack R. Wands, MD, is becoming known as a new form of diabetes which causes Alzheimer's like pathological changes in the brain leading to cognitive impairments.

The session will run from 8-9:30 a.m. at The Meadows at New Horizons (420 Hemenway Street, Marlborough, MA). Breakfast will be served in the Broadmeadow Dining Room and CEUs are available for nurses and social workers.

On May 22, the Elder Community Collaborative will host "Meet Me at the Movies ... And Make Memories" at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough, MA), the first dementia-friendly high school in Massachusetts. This free interactive film program is open to all and designed for people living with memory loss, their friends and loved ones.

The program begins with registration and seating at 9:30 a.m., with the program starting at 10 a.m. and a complimentary lunch served at 11:30 a.m. To RSVP, contact Debbie Brown at dbrown@assabet.org or 508-263-9881.




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