September 6, 2011
of any age will be challenged to take steps towards good brain health when
Parrish Medical Center hosts the “Brain Game Challenge” on Thursday, September
29 from 1–4 p.m. in the PMC conference center, 951 N. Washington Ave.,
Titusville, Fla. No reservations are required.
This free event is a collaborative
partnership between Parrish Medical Center, Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation
(sponsor of Joe’s Club), Benton House and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of
America. The partnering agencies are working together to provide the community
with information, education, resources and support to those affected by, or
caregivers for, loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Brain Game Challenge is designed for people of all ages, abilities and
interests. Attendees can participate in puzzles, logic and memory games.
Educational materials on how to make healthier lifestyle choices will also be
is never too early or too late to build up good health habits, including brain
health,” said Eric J. Hall, AFA’s president and chief executive officer. “This
event is designed to show that the path to successful aging can be both
educational and entertaining.”
developed the Brain Game Challenge around the concept that flexing and
stretching your brain, just like flexing and stretching other parts of your
body, is critical for a successful aging workout. So much so that experts
suggest that people of all ages exercise both their brains and bodies on a
daily basis. Research suggests that regular mental workouts may help reduce the
risk of Alzheimer’s disease or other memory disorders by enhancing cognitive
reserve, stimulating growth of new brain cells, and maintaining or
strengthening connections between brain cells.
Alzheimer’s disease, which results in loss of memory and other intellectual
functions, affects as many as 5.1 million Americans. The incidence is expected
to increase dramatically in line with the nation’s aging population; advanced
age is the greatest known risk factor. In Brevard County, 20 percent of the
population is over age 65—a higher percentage than any other Florida county or
the U.S. in general. Alzheimer’s disease is the seventh leading cause of death
in the United States.
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