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Cooperative Extension hosts Brain Health Lunch-and-Learn Seminars

Posted 2/19/2014

Free seminars present ways to help loved ones with disabilities and chronic illnesses

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is presenting Cleveland Clinic’s Brain Health Lunch-and-Learn Seminars at the Carson City Cooperative Extension Office, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 12.

Brain Health Lunch-and-Learn Seminars are free community seminars held each month at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus (located in Las Vegas) and made available via videoconference to other locations. The seminars feature presentations by leading Cleveland Clinic physicians and allied health professionals. These discussions provide an in-depth look at individual health concerns. Each lecture is followed by a question-and-answer period. The seminars being hosted via videoconference by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension at their Carson City office include:

  • March 5, noon — 1 p.m. Grief & Loss After the Diagnosis of a Life Changing Illness — Grief and loss can be common feelings for both patients with a chronic illness and their families over the course of the illness. Gain an understanding of coping strategies that can be helpful.
  • March 12, noon — 1 p.m. Living With Younger-onset Alzheimer’s Disease — When someone under 65 is diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. This doesn’t happen to someone so young, does it? What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made for everyone? What about work? What resources are available to help?
  • March 19, noon — 1 p.m. Planning for Placement of a Loved One — Placing a loved one in a care or living facility can be a confusing and emotional decision for the whole family. Learn what factors to consider when making this difficult decision.
  • March 26, noon — 1 p.m. Managing the Freezing Episodes in Parkinson’s — Freezing is one of the impairments experienced with Parkinson’s disease. Learn to lessen freezing episodes by making your home environment safer and practice exercises to move out of freezing episodes safely.

Check-in begins at 11:50 a.m. the day of each seminar. Advance registration is appreciated to ensure ample seating and materials, but walk-ins are welcome. Those wanting to register should call 775-887-2252 before each program. Lunch is not provided; attendees are welcome to bring a sack lunch to enjoy during the seminars.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension encourages those with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Those anticipating any type of accommodation or having questions about the physical access provided should contact 775-887-2252 in advance.

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