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JFS of Western Mass. Hosts workshops

SPRINGFIELD – As people get older it’s common for them to forget things. But at what point is misplacing your car keys considered old age or something worse? Aging can often result in memory loss, whereas Alzheimer’s can cause loss of cognition, which includes things like memory, understanding, communication and reasoning.
Join JFS and the Alzheimer’s Association of the MA/NH chapter for The Basics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 10 – 11 a.m. The workshop will feature valuable information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as well as the benefits of early detection, causes, risk factors and treatments.
JFS will offer “Healthy Eating for Mind and Memory” (CEU Event) on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Learn how healthy diet, physical exercise, cognitive stimulation and social involvement may improve body and brain health as well as slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Social workers and nurses receive 1 CEU for attending.
Both workshops are open to the general public and held at the JFS Jewish Community Campus office, 1160 Dickinson St, Springfield. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Contact Joanna at (413) 737-2601 or email info@jfswm.org to register.

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