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Focus On…The Brain!

The brain is an amazing organ. Twenty-two percent of all energy consumed by your body is used by your brain. It manages to keep your heart beating, your eyes working, your stomach digesting, your lungs breathing, all without you even thinking about it! There are over 100,000 miles of blood vessels in your three pound brain. Isn’t it amazing? And research has shown that adults CAN create new brain cells. Plasticity is the fresh idea. Come find out all about your brain!

Reservations for ALL “Focus On” classes listed below must be made by calling 513 569 6400 or by registering at the links below.

1. The Beautiful Brain – Anatomy and Function

Your brain is dynamically changing throughout your lifetime. In this talk you will learn about the anatomy of the brain: how billions of neurons talk to each other, where memory is encoded, which areas are involved with language. While aging may shrink and slow some areas, the brain has amazing “plasticity” — the ability to adapt and rewire itself — and is influenced by exercise, diet, and mental activity.

REGISTER FOR THE BEAUTIFUL BRAIN - ANATOMY AND FUNCTION  


 

2. Time is Brain – Stroke vs. Vascular Dementia

Problems with reasoning, planning, judgment, memory, and other thought processes are caused by brain damage from impaired blood flow to your brain. When is the damage caused by a stroke vs. vascular dementia? What is the impact of these problems on memory and cognitive decline? Learn the signs and symptoms, risk factors, preventive treatments, and interventions that are available.

REGISTER FOR TIME IS BRAIN – STROKE VS. VASCULAR DEMENTIA


3. Movement Disorders – Current and Future Treatments

People with movement disorders can experience involuntary movement such as tremor, abnormal posture, slowness, walking difficulty, and stiffness due to neurological conditions. Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremor are two of the most common movement disorders. This class will describe each and discuss treatments as well as the importance of good health habits.

REGISTER FOR MOVEMENT DISORDERS


4. Weight Loss - Tips and Benefits to Your Brain

Hearing about the need to be healthy, eat right and lose weight can be a message many choose to tune out. Here's why you shouldn't: obesity can cause pain, deficient wound healing, and make you more likely to develop neurological diseases. You will learn how weight loss benefits your brain from a preventative and recovery standpoint. First-hand, specific tips will also be given on successful tactics to help with your weight loss journey. Come learn what you can do to prevent damage and keep your brain in top shape.

REGISTER FOR WEIGHT LOSS - TIPS AND BENEFITS TO YOUR BRAIN  


 

5. Lunch and Learn–Super Foods for the Brain!

Are there really super foods? Foods that will make a difference in how well, how fast, how efficiently your brain works? Yes! They do exist! And they can taste delicious. Find out how much of each to eat for maximum benefits, what to avoid eating to stop brain slow-down and what you can do right now to boost your brain power.

  • Nathanael Greene Lodge
    Tuesday, June 5, 2018 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Bethesda North Hospital
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • COST: $15 or FREE for Pathway to Wellness participants who attend all three of the first three Focus On classes.  

REGISTER FOR LUNCH AND LEARN–SUPER FOODS FOR THE BRAIN!  


 

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