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Understanding Dementia & Brain Health



Sometimes referred to as "Alzheimer's 101" or "dementia 101", this workshop provides a superb introduction and overview to the topic of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. It's a great choice for anyone who has a concern about dementia-type symptoms in someone they know, or even within their own lives - or for anyone with a simple curiosity and interest in learning more.
As our population ages and Calgarians are living longer, it’s become increasingly important to have a basic understanding of dementia, how to maintain the health of your brain and reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias later in life. Currently, the lifetime risk of developing dementia is 1 in 5 for women and 1 in 10 for men.
In this introductory session, you will learn about the fundamentals of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, warning signs and the programs and services available to benefit you. You’ll also learn about practical strategies you can adopt to improve the health of your brain and reduce your risk of developing dementia as you age.
Topics include:
• Types of dementia
• Warning signs and symptoms
• Simple strategies to improve your brain health
• Reduce your risk of developing dementia
• Programs and services available to benefit you
The next session of Understanding Dementia will be held in 2018.  Please check back in future for exact dates.

There is no cost to attend but registration is required