Past Free Webinar – February 22, 2018

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

By: Katie Roberg, BS, CTRS, Program and Education Manager, Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body Workbook

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For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Objectives:

  • Identify the reasons for taking care of yourself as you age.
  • List strategies to help you age well in the following areas:
    Cognitive activity, Physical health and exercise, Diet and nutrition and Social engagement.
  • Make your own plan for healthy aging using the “Healthy living for your Brain and Body: Tips from the latest research workbook.

Katie Roberg, BS, CTRS, Program and Education Manager, Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota

Katie Roberg is a certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation. She is certified by the Alzheimer’s Association to offer educational programs. For the past 10 years, Katie worked in nursing, at several Senior Living Communities in Wisconsin and in the Twin Cities. She provided direct care to individuals at all stages of the diagnosis and offered support to caregivers. Her career in senior services has been focused in the areas of program services, caregiver support group facilitation training, volunteer training, and early stage programming for individuals in the early stage of dementia and their care partners.

Related Research links: 

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/art-20047801

https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/adults/index.htm

https://www.alz.org/brain-health/brain_health_overview.asp

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