Art in the Afternoon

11:00am-12:15pm

June 22, 2015

Art in the Afternoon is a program that fosters stimulating conversation, creative thinking, and can stimulate distant memories among individuals with cognitive impairment.  This engaging program is free and open to anyone with memory loss and their caregivers but an RSVP is requested. To register or inquire about the program, email louruvosocialserv@ccf.org or call 702.483.6055.

Lunch & Learn: Computerized Cognitive Training Programs: Popular but do They Work? — Justin B. Miller, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Cleveland Clinic

Noon-1:00pm

May 27, 2015

Computerized cognitive training programs have become increasingly popular over the past several years.  Many people play these games in the hopes of improving their memory and other cognitive abilities and preventing illness, such as Alzheimer’s Disease.  But what does science say?  Do these programs really work?  Bring your lunch, drink & dessert are provided. For more information on any of these no-cost events, please contact Susan Solorzano at solorzs@ccf.org or 702-483-6055.

Lunch & Learn: Oral Health and Dementia: The Oral-Systemic Link — Sara Mercier, RDH, Smile Design Center

Noon-1:00pm

May 20, 2015

Learn about the link between poor oral health, dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.  Discover proper home care techniques and modification suggestions for compromised patients.  Caregivers will be given tips to aid them in assuring adequate oral health is achieved at home between dental visits. Bring your lunch, drink & dessert are provided. For more information on any of these no-cost events, please contact Susan Solorzano at solorzs@ccf.org or 702-483-6055.

Cleveland Museum of Art Series: Gods and Heroes from Greece and Rome

11:00am-Noon

May 19, 2015

Using bronze sculptures, coins, ceramic vessels, and a carved marble sarcophagus from the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, investigate the exploits of Herakles, Athena, Perseus, Orestes and others who vividly populated the imagination of the classical Western world. Contact Christal, 702.778.6702, mendozc@ccf.org for additional information.

Lunch & Learn: Meet Milo, the Robot!

Noon-1:00pm

May 13, 2015

Milo is a robot whose ability to interest seniors is fascinating.  He has diverse capabilities including facial expressions and physical movement. Join us at this Lunch and Learn when Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Director Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD will facilitate a conversation with Milo’s handler. Milo will display his talents and lead the audience in a brief seated exercise under the guidance of Cleveland Clinic’s Jennifer Nash, PT, DPT, NCS, CEEAA. It’s even possible Milo could become part of the Cleveland Clinic work force. Come meet him and see what you think! For more information on any of these no-cost events, please contact Susan Solorzano at solorzs@ccf.org or 702-483-6055.

Lunch & Learn: How Do You Test for Alzheimer’s Disease? — Charles Bernick, MD, MPH, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

May 6, 2015

What tests should and should not be done to diagnose and track Alzheimer’s Disease? For more information on any of these no-cost events, please contact Susan Solorzano at solorzs@ccf.org or 702-483-6055.

Cleveland Museum of Art Series: Ancient American Art: The Aztecs and Their Ancestors

11:20am-12:20pm

May 5, 2015

Explore the art of selected cultures in ancient Mesoamerica (today Mexico, Guatemala and adjacent countries). Objects of ceramic, gold and stone (including jade) shed light on religion and rulership among the Aztec, Maya and others in the centuries before European contact. Contact Christal, 702.778.6702, mendozc@ccf.org for additional information.