Register online at least two days in advance to reserve a spot. Space is limited so, early registration is suggested. Both CPDU and CEU credits options are available for a fee and should be noted at the time of registration. Look for an email confirmation after registering which provides connection details.
The series, Discover Brain Health, will be held at 2 p.m. each Thursday, beginning May 7. “The interactive series is designed to understand the brain as we mature,” said Karla Belzer, U of I Extension family life educator. “Extension family life educators will offer tips and strategies to maintain and improve brain health and function, including activities to challenge the brain.”
Weekly topics include:
May 7: Hold That Thought: Review the memory process and what researchers say contribute to brain health, as well as strategies for helping with everyday forgetfulness.
May 14: Fit Wits: Learn how the brain works and lifestyle factors that may increase the chance of cognitive decline.
May 21: Head Strong: Learn practical ways to keep your brain healthy and engaged.
May 28: Two Heads are Better than One: Maintaining social connections can contribute to brain health. Understand the aging brain and what you can do to keep your brain engaged.
June 4: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease: Learn how Alzheimer’s diseaseimpacts brain health as it progresses.
June 11: Communication Challenges and Strategies for People with Dementia: Discuss common communication problems caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia, as well as strategies for better interactions and visits.