Forum focuses on the 'ABC's to Brain Health'
By Vincent Dollard | Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Oct. 25, 2012
"The ABC's to Brain Health – What to Keep in Mind" takes place Oct. 30 at 9 a.m. Registration is free.
The Emory University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Emory Center for Health in Aging and the Registry for Remembrance will host a free community forum, "The ABC's to Brain Health – What to Keep in Mind" on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Carter Center, 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta.
The twice-yearly Registry for Remembrance Forum brings together experts from all disciplines to educate attendees on many aspects of healthy aging, including memory loss, cognitive dysfunction, nutrition and exercise.
"The ABC's to Brain Health — What to Keep in Mind," aims to identify some of the challenges and solutions encountered by Atlanta’s boomer generation. The main focus is to highlight current health promotion practices that empower older adults to increase their self-management behavior.
Forum attendees will receive concrete action steps in the following areas:
- Aging well to preserve your cognitive health - how to keep it
- Brain-Body tools that promote healthy living for disease prevention and modification
- Cardiovascular connections between diabetes, dementia and physical activity.
The forum also will highlight opportunities to participate in research on Alzheimer's Disease and dementia through the Registry for Remembrance, a research registry that aims to improve the participation of African Americans, Hispanics and other ethnic elders in longitudinal neurologic research.
"The ABC's to Brain Health - What to Keep in Mind," brings together a variety of experts and stakeholders with a special interest in taking a holistic approach to healthy aging. This forum is free and open to the community, however, registration is required. Light fare will be provided. Seating is limited. Parking is free.