Wellness Wednesdays

The Alzheimer’s Association and UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center are pleased to offer Wellness Wednesdays, a free weekly webinar series for people with memory loss and their families. Join us online and enjoy dynamic speakers exploring topics and resources to help you thrive on your memory loss journey.

Sleep and Brain Health 
Presented by: Dr. David La Fazia

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 1-1:45 p.m. PT | REGISTER HERE 

Sleep plays an important role in your brain health and overall wellness, but it can sometimes be hard to come by. Join Dr. David La Fazia to explore the connection between sleep and the brain. Learn ways to lower your stress level and discover strategies to enjoy a good night’s sleep.

Effective Communication Strategies 
Presented by: Hari Alipuria, Attorney

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 1-1:45 p.m. PT | REGISTER HERE

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication changes when someone has Alzheimer’s. Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Activities to Keep Your Brain Sharp 
Presented by: Beth Larson, MS

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 1-1:45 p.m. PT | REGISTER HERE 

Staying cognitively active is one key part of brain health. From solving crossword puzzles to learning a new language, there are plenty of ways to keep your brain sharp. But which ones work the best, and which ones are right for you? In this presentation, learn more about the research on brain-boosting activities, and discover specific ways to challenge your brain throughout your day.

Nutrition Tips for Wellness and Healthy Aging
Presented by: Dr. Gary Ferguson

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 1-1:45 p.m. PT | REGISTER HERE

Spring is a great time to revisit and commit to eating a more balanced and nutrient-dense diet. In this talk, Dr. Ferguson will share practical tips to age as gracefully as possible and promote well-being through nutrition.

Dementia-Friendly Zoom Tips
Presented by: Dr. Erika Campbell

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 1-1:45 p.m. PT | REGISTER HERE

When you or a loved one has dementia, communicating by Zoom can sometimes be a challenge. But with some simple adjustments, the experience can be significantly improved. In this talk, Dr. Campbell will review expert suggestions for virtual communication and demonstrate some ideas to help make your online interactions great!

Legal and Financial Planning
Presented by: Hari Alipuria, Attorney

Part 1: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 1-1:45 p.m. PT | REGISTER HERE

Part 2: Wednesday, May 26, 2021  | 1-1:45 p.m. PT | REGISTER HERE

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. This two-part series is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place. Topics covered will include: making legal plans that fit your needs; legal documents you’ll need and what they mean for you; how to find legal and financial assistance; practical strategies for making a long-term care plan; tax deductions and credits; and government programs that can help pay for care.

Register by clicking the links above or calling 1.800.272.3900.