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Interactive Workshop: Get Creative for Your Brain Health
 
The Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program at Hoag and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity present an evening of art, fun and information to promote brain health through imagination, creation and art on Saturday, September 19 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Learn more about the class and how to register.


Hoag Memory & Cognitive Disorders Program
 
Hoag Memory & Cognitive Disorders Program offers a variety of services to help keep your brain healthy as you age through education, risk factor management and memory assessment.
 
Cognitive disorders are conditions that cause individuals to have difficulty thinking clearly and precisely. They can impair perception, memory, communication, reasoning, judgment, or socially appropriate behavior. These cognitive impairments can also affect mood, functional activities and behavior. The initial symptoms of cognitive impairment may be perceived as a decline in mood, function or behavior.
 
It is not commonly known that the majority of individuals with cognitive impairment do not have Alzheimer’s disease or other degenerative brain diseases. In primary care settings, more than half of individuals with cognitive impairment do not have Alzheimer’s disease. The majority of those with cognitive impairment have a treatable cause​, provided it is detected early. This is why annual monitoring of cognition after age 45, early detection, correct diagnosis and treatment of cognitive impairment are so important.​
 
 
The Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program
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Take steps now to promote healthy brain aging for years to come. Adopting strategies to reduce your risk for multiple medical conditions will help you maintain your brain health as you age.
The Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program, formerly known as OCVAP, is a community program promoting long-term brain health through education, risk factor management, and early intervention against medical conditions that impair memory.
 
Beginning at age 45, the Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program recommends a three-step process to assess your brain health:

1. Take online self-assessments​: Memory self-assessment, depression self-assessment, and risk factor identification

2. Call 877-545-0635 for an in-person memory assessment ($45)

3. Repeat each year

Through this process, you will begin a path toward recognizing your risk factors and understanding how they can impact your memory.
 
 

Get Creative for Your Brain Health

On September 19, the Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program and Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will team up for a fun, family-friendly evening to highlight the ways creative pursuits and intellectual activity in early adulthood can help prevent the development of dementia as a person ages.

The Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program supports local efforts to help residents maintain a healthy brain for life. Meanwhile, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity strives to inspire the innate creative genius within each person.

By joining forces, the groups hope to reach the “sandwich generation,” people who don’t normally think about their risk of dementia or ways they can protect themselves in early adulthood from the ravages of progressive, age-related cognitive diseases.

William R. Shankle, M.S., M.D., F.A.C.P., program director and Judy & Richard Voltmer Endowed Chair in Memory and Cognitive Disorders at Hoag, will present information about the importance of keeping the mind “young” through creative pursuits. Chuck Jones Center for Creativity representatives will offer participants of all ages – including children – the opportunity to put their imaginations to work at various “creativity stations.” Refreshments will be served.

The program will take place on Friday, September 19, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Conference Center. To register, call 800-400-HOAG or register online. 


 


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