Alden Courts of Waterford invites the community to learn more about maintaining a health lifestyle by attending these free lectures.
Thursday, September 21, 2:00-3:00pm
Various design, color and lighting elements can make your home a more peaceful setting for someone with memory care issues to live in. Learn what design elements promote calm, entice appetite, decrease anxiety and help individuals feel better.
Healthy Living for Your Body and Brain
Thursday, October 19, 6:00-7:00pm
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 optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. You’ll learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and learn how to use hands-on tools to help you develop a plan for healthy aging. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Thursday, November 16, 3:00-4:00pm
Mindfulness is a powerful practice for becoming keenly aware of our thoughts and emotions, interactions with others, as well as our experiences. When we have an understanding of how mindfulness helps us personally, then we can use the practice to be more present with others, especially our loved ones with dementia. Research shows mindfulness improves memory, creativity and reaction times. It also has been proven to help in the treatment of heart disease and high blood pressure; boost the immune system; ease anxiety, PTSD, depression, chronic pain and gastrointestinal problems; and can increase sleep, among others. In this lecture, you will learn how to build mindfulness cues into your daily life and we’ll practice a mindfulness meditation technique and experience sensory awareness techniques that can assist in heightening consciousness.