Lecture Series: “Brain, Aging, Dementia and You”

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By Gail Wheeler

Please join us at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, at the Cultural Center Theatre, for a presentation by Neurologist Dr. Dylan Wint entitled “Brain, Aging, Dementia and You.”

Dr. Wint is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada. His clinical interest is optimizing the diagnosis and management of neurodegenerative disorders and he has been in practice more than 20 years.

The Alzheimer’s Association describes dementia as “a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory, reasoning, or other thinking skills. Dementia is not a normal part of aging. It is caused by damage to brain cells that affects their ability to communicate, which can affect thinking, behavior and feelings. Many different types of dementia exist and many conditions cause it. Mixed dementia is a condition in which brain changes of more than one type of dementia occur simultaneously. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 60-80% of dementia cases.” Older adults who show symptoms of dementia may benefit from getting memory care in senior living communities. Assisted living services offered by a memory care community can help improve the quality of life of dementia patients.

Lifestyle can have a major impact on brain health. Cleveland Clinic recommends following the Six Pillars of Brain Health, which are:

  • Physical Exercise
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Medical Health
  • Sleep & Relaxation
  • Mental Fitness
  • Social Interaction

Following the lecture there will be a cocktail reception. A special thank-you to Healthnetwork Foundation for sponsoring this lecture. Please save the date of March 14, 2023, for the next Medical Center Lecture Series presentation, “Robotic Knee Surgery: Where We Are Today and Where We Are Going.”