Alzheimer’s and Brain Health

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to waste away (degenerate) and die. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia — a continuous decline in thinking. This course will teach about memory loss and dementia. The participant will learn about the disease of Alzheimer’s and the Brain Health project, which is being implemented in our community.

Educational Objectives

Alzheimer’s Basics

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts.  This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

  • More knowledge about memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
  • A better understanding of the diagnostic process
  • Increased awareness regarding the need for caregiver self-care
  • More knowledge of Alzheimer’s Mississippi and other community resources

Brain Health As You Age: What You Should Know

You can make a difference!  Through this workshop you can understand age related changes in memory and learning, review possible risks and threats to brain health and learn what you can do to protect your brain health.

  • Understanding age related changes in memory and learning 
  • Review possible risks and threats to brain health 
  • Learn what you can do to protect your brain health

Available Continuing Education:

CHES – Certified Health Education Specialist

CPH – Certified Public Health

MAAP – Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals

Presenter

JT Harvey, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Mississippi

Location

MSPHI

Date

Oct. 19, 2020

Time

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Presenter

JT Harvey, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Mississippi

Location

MSPHI