While the causes for dementia are still unknown, lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise and stress have been documented to affect a person’s likelihood of developing the disease.
(PRWEB) March 07, 2012
Pines Education Institute of S.W. Florida will host an Alzheimer’s Dementia Risk Reduction seminar as part of its 2012 Caregiver Conference on March 20th, 2012.
JoAnn Westbrook, Director of the not-for-profit Pines Education Institute, explains: “While the causes for dementia are still unknown, lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise and stress have been documented to affect a person’s likelihood of developing the disease.”
Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, the keynote speaker at the 2012 Caregiver Conference, is a nationally renowned Dementia Caregiving Expert with 32 years of experience. In conjunction with Brain Exercise Specialist Kathy Laurenhue and Board Certified Gerontologist Bruce Robinson, the presenters will discuss the correlation between dementia and physical activity, cognitive activity, nutrition, diet, medications, genetic and environmental risk factors.
Attendees will have the opportunity to complete a personal risk questionnaire, and develop a health plan to reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.
“Changing some of our lifestyle choices can reduce our risk of developing dementia,” Mrs. Westbrook concludes. “And it might not only help us retain our memory, but improve our health and lives all around.”
For more information about the Dementia Risk Reduction seminar and the Caregiver Conference please visit pinesofsaraosta.org/caregiver.
The seminar will be filmed and available as part of the Pines Education Institute's Alzheimer's Dementia Caregiving DVD video series with Teepa Snow.