Registration for Mayo Conference on Brain Health and Dementia is Now Open

Aug 10 12:00pm | Nick Rethemeier | @nrethemeier | Comments (8)

You are invited to the 2021 Mayo Clinic Conference on Brain Health and Dementia taking place on Friday, October 29th — Live and In-Person at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN or Virtually (online). This conference will acknowledge and pay tribute to all that families have experienced while providing opportunities to connect, learn, gain new skills, and find renewed hope in what lies ahead.

This free event encourages and invites persons living with dementia, care partners and families, healthcare and other professionals who serve older adults, and anyone interested in supporting friends and neighbors who may be experiencing memory loss, Alzheimer’s or a related dementia to attend.

Attendees at this conference will:

  • Gain insights and understanding into the ways those living with dementia can reclaim their autonomy and redefine their sense of self.
  • Hear from experts about biomedical breakthroughs that may hold the key to preventing and/or treating Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
  • Think critically about diversity, equity and inclusion in our efforts to care, support, and positively impact older adults and those living with dementia.
  • Participate in an interactive and uplifting workshop for those living with dementia.
  • Learn about ethical issues in dementia in an interactive workshop designed for professionals.
  • Be inspired at “Hopefest” as you hear about promising approaches to improve wellbeing for those living with dementia and care partners.
  • Discover how care partners can use evidence-based approaches to reduce everyday stress.

You can attend this event either in-person or virtually. See below for registration details

It would be nice to know where the in person event is being held.

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@michaelgrinney

It would be nice to know where the in person event is being held.

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Hi Michael,
Well that is vital information to know isn't it? Thanks for pointing that out. The conference will be held at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Here's the exact location:
Mayo Civic Center
30 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904
United States

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@michaelgrinney

It would be nice to know where the in person event is being held.

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Michael, the post is now updated to reflect the location.

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Although I am currently also a caregiver, I am very interested in maintaining my own brain health. For those with no current dementia, will there be a session on the current science on maintaining brain health? It is topmost in the minds of many of us whose loved ones have Alzheimer's or other dementia.

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@janimal A couple of sessions that will touch on brain health are our panel discussion titled, Brain Health & Dementia: The Science, the Research, and the Hope. The other is called A Brighter Path Forward – The Community Answer, led by Sarah Lock of AARP. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

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@janimal

Although I am currently also a caregiver, I am very interested in maintaining my own brain health. For those with no current dementia, will there be a session on the current science on maintaining brain health? It is topmost in the minds of many of us whose loved ones have Alzheimer's or other dementia.

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Bless you for being a caretaker! The last year I've been learning about food as medicine. One of the most enlightening masterclasses I watched on the internet was by Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai on how to prevent and reverse dementia and alzheimer's through proper nutrition and lifestyle decisions. They wrote a book that is on the NY Times bestseller list that I'd highly recommend assuming it is as informative as their masterclass: The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age. Their work is so inspiring!

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@nla4625

Bless you for being a caretaker! The last year I've been learning about food as medicine. One of the most enlightening masterclasses I watched on the internet was by Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai on how to prevent and reverse dementia and alzheimer's through proper nutrition and lifestyle decisions. They wrote a book that is on the NY Times bestseller list that I'd highly recommend assuming it is as informative as their masterclass: The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age. Their work is so inspiring!

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Thanks so much for the recommendation. I will definitely check out their work and their book, especially to see what kind of research and science backs up their hypotheses. My research and my husband's clinical experience at the terrific UCSF Memory and Aging Center bring a questioning eye to claims of reversing anything related to Alzheimer's. Having said that, I'm grateful to you for sharing your enthusiasm about the Sherzais' work. I'll explore it, for sure.

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@janimal I really hope you will let us know what problems you find in their approach. I don't like to think I'm gullible; but I must admit I didn't question that the information they presented was valid and based on their decades of research and experiences dealing with patients. They are codirectors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer's Prevention Center at Loma Linda University, so I think they know a lot about these issues. I know conventional medicine pretty much ignores nutrition and scoffs at the idea that proper nutrition and lifestyle changes can prevent and reverse many diseases. I totally believe that, which is why I didn't question their findings. I wonder what role nutrition plays in the approach the UCSF Memory and Aging Center takes…and hope you will consider looking at it if it isn't part of their program. Best wishes for both you and your husband!

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