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HEALTHY LIVING WORKSHOPS

March 2019

Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York - Epilepsy and Seizure First Aid Training on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at the Albany JCC.

This training is free and open to the community.  

 This 60-minute session will cover:

  • Epilepsy and seizures 101 information
  • Recognizing common seizure types
  • Appropriate seizure response (first aid)
  •  Identifying seizure emergencies
  • Other relevant information – i.e. seizure triggers, treatments.
  • Supporting people living with epilepsy
  •  Time for Q&A

To register for the program click here or email LisaM@albanyjcc.org.  

Alzheimer’s Association® - Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm at the Albany JCC.

At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging.  In each area, we will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do — steps to take now to improve or maintain overall health in each area. Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research is designed for individuals of any age who are looking for information on ways to age as well as possible. 

• Cognitive activity.

• Physical health and exercise.

• Diet and nutrition.

• Social engagement.

To register for this program call or email Victor at 518.867.4999 ext 200 or email vicoles@alz.org or go to www.communityresourcefinder.org 

 

April 2019 

Alzheimer’s Association® - Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Albany JCC. 

In the United States alone, more than 5 million individuals are living with Alzheimer’s and 16 million are serving as their unpaid caregivers. The disease is a global crisis that impacts numerous families right here in our community. However, no one has to face this disease alone or without information.  This workshop provides a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis as well as those who wish to be informed.

* Explores the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

* Examines what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s.

* Details the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease.

* Identifies FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms.

* Looks ahead to what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research.

* Offers helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.

 To register for this program call or email Victor at 518.867.4999 ext 200 or email vicoles@alz.org or go to www.communityresourcefinder.org 

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