In bringing awareness to a profoundly challenging disease, PBS aired “The Genius of Marian.” This exceptional documentary follows the life of Pam White, a once famous actress and daughter of a famous artist, who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. This emotionally charged film follows the struggles of the White family as they attempt to balance their lives and learn ways to cope with this debilitating disease. The film is a must see for those impacted by the disease. An estimated 5.2 million American’s have Alzheimer’s, including approximately 200,000 individuals under the age of 65 — who have early onset Alzheimer’s. Woman are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s crisis with the risk of developing the disease at age 65 reaching 1 in 6 females. Join us in helping to find a cure, this September 21, 2014, at The Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Andover, MA. To learn more about the walk, visit our calendar page.
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Omega-3 is a fatty acid commonly found in fish and fish oil supplements. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to the development and function of the brain. Healthy fats like omega-3 are an important part of maintaining brain cell structure feeding into the myelin sheath around the brain. Along with helping in the prevention of Alzheimer’s, omega-3 has also shown to lower mental decline as well as lower the chances of dementia and stroke risks. With Alzheimer’s awareness month in November, it’s important to be thinking about ways to keep your brain healthy.
Come listen to Mary Demakes, RN speak about foods that feed your brain and why nutrition makes a difference. Mary has been a recipient of the Mayo Clinic Certificate for medical research and education. She has also participated as an American Heart Association instructor on Cardiovascular Health and the Harvard School of Public Health in Nurse’s study I and II (20 years). Mary is the past Co-chair of the North Shore Alzheimer’s Partnership.