BRAINY Boomers Lecture Series - Take Charge of Your Brain Health Today!



    MONTREAL, Sept. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The education committee of the McGill
Centre for Studies in Aging invites the general public to take part in a
series of evening lectures on healthy aging. The goal of the series is to
suggest practical steps to improve and maintain brain health, as well as to
promote healthy lifestyle choices amongst the most populous generation in
history.
    Research has found that outside of aging, the most influential factors in
determining one's susceptibility to neurodegenerative diseases are lifestyle
and environmental factors. Therefore, it is very important to pay attention to
our basic health and lifestyle choices. "It is never too late to start making
healthy choices and positively influence the health of your brain.
Baby-boomers are an active generation and I know from experience that most of
them value their ability to remain active for as long as possible. The key to
successful aging starts with simple, everyday choices," states Dr. Nora
Kelner, President of Alzheimer Society of Montreal.
    The BRAINY Boomers initiative is a joint project of the McGill Centre for
Studies in Aging and the Alzheimer Society of Montreal, with the valuable
assistance of the Jewish General Hospital and l'Institut universitaire de
gériatrie de Montréal.
    Each of the three lectures, given by acknowledged leaders in the field,
will focus on a specific aspect of the body-mind continuum, as follows:

    
    - MEMORY AND AGING, Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
      Speaker: Lorraine Mazzella, MD, CCFP

    - NUTRITION FOR A HEALTHY BRAIN, Thursday, October 18, 2007 -
      6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
      Speaker: Risa Sigal, PDt, BSc

    - BRAIN GYM, Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
      Speaker: Nora Kelner, PhD and Lennie Babins, PhD
    

    The lecture series will take place at the Jewish General Hospital.
    A fee of $30 for the series is payable upon registration. For more
information, contact the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging at (514) 766-1009
the Alzheimer Society of Montreal at (514) 369-0800.




For further information:

For further information: Laura Guerschanik, Coordinator - Educational
Program, Alzheimer Society of Montreal, (514) 369-0800 ext.230,
lguerschanik@alzheimermontreal.ca; Silvana Aguzzi, Assistant, McGill Centre
for Studies in Aging, (514) 766-1009, silvana.aguzzi@mcgill.ca

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