31 Jul Building a Better Brain
Join the University of Miami Comprehensive Center for Brain Health for a series of free entertaining and educational programs on how to build a better brain.
Find out about actions you can take to improve yourself now that make lasting impacts on not only your brain health but your overall health. Clinicians and staff from University of Miami’s CCBH, now with a location in Boca Raton, will cover topics such as diet, mental health, physical and social activities and how they impact brain health in this dynamic series. All programs are free, but registration is required.
How to Build a Better Brain through Better Food Choices
Wednesday, October 4 @ 1-2PM
Explore the MIND diet that targets the health of the aging brain. Research shows that you don’t have to follow the MIND diet perfectly to benefit from it. In a recent study, adults who followed it rigorously, lowered their AD risk by as much as 53%. Those who only followed it moderately lowered their risk by 35%. Come and learn more so that you can do something today that your future self will thank you for. Presented by Keri Greenfield, MSN, AGPCNP, NP-C, Licensed Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner at the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health, UM Miller School of Medicine, Boca Raton.
How Movement Matters
Wednesday, October 11 @ 1-2PM
Learn how to maximize the benefits of physical activity for your brain and body and why exercise may be the key to keeping our brains young. Presented by Amie Rosenfeld P.T., D.P.T., G.C.S., Physical Therapist Researcher, Assistant Director of Education at the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health, UM Miller School of Medicine, Boca Raton.
Sleep Hygiene: Counting Zzzzs
Wednesday, November 1 @ 1-2PM
Is your sleep often fitful? Do you wake up frequently? Does sleep elude you? Come and learn about sleep hygiene, the stages of sleep, how sleep or lack of it affects your brain, and interventions to improve your sleep quality. Presented by Nicole Mendez, a Research Nurse Practitioner at the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health, UM Miller School of Medicine, Boca Raton.
Health and Harmony: learning, playing & creating throughout the lifespan
Wednesday, November 8 @ 1-2PM
Connect lifelong learning to aging with health and harmony. Let’s take a spin through the lifespan and reflect on the amazing things we’ve learned. Along the way we’ll play a few mind-provoking games to boost our brains. Then we’ll look ahead to see what we can create. Presented by Rebecca Smither, MS, CHES, Outreach Coordinator at the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health, UM Miller School of Medicine, Boca Raton.
Rx Mindfulness Matters: mindfulness, mental health, and healthy brain connection
Wednesday, November 15 @ 1-2PM
An introduction to mindfulness, its history and relevance, the science of mindfulness, and ways of practicing for the benefit of your brain. Presented by Iris Cohen, MSW, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Research Coordinator at the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health, UM Miller School of Medicine, Boca Raton.