The Baltimore County Department of Aging's Initiative for 2016 is called Brain Matters. We have developed a number of programs that incorporate this theme, which will help you learn more about how to keep your brain happy and healthy. Each month there will be a focus on different aspects of the brain. For February, we will focus on Brain TLC - what can we do to show our brain some love. We are also planning programs for our brain health risk factor of the month – for February, Heart Disease.
Health Education Programs
Below are some of the many programs sponsored by the Department of Aging on topics related to Brain Matters. Refer to the Brain Matters Brochure (PDF) for more details on upcoming programs.
Want a healthier brain? There are a lot of things you can do to maintain your brain's health. Check out what is being offered for February.
Presentations about brain matters will be held at Baltimore County Senior Centers.
Learn how you can help someone in distress by attending a program by Jerold Fleishman, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology, called Recognizing Stroke: How to Save a Life. The program will be held at the Kotzen Auditorium of Franklin Square Hospital on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 3 p.m. For more information call 410-887-2594.
Below are some resources for those who are interested in more information and relevant research on Brain Matters.
- Aging in Stride - 10 Great Ways to Take Care of Your Brain.
- Readers Digest - 7 Anti-Aging Tips to Keep Your Brain Young.
- MedicineNet.Com - Study Finds Link Between Heart Failure, Brain Changes.
- American Stroke Association - Protect Your Heart, Protect Your Brain.
- ParentGiving.Com - What’s The Connection: Heart Disease Risk Factors & Brain Function
Revised February 1, 2016