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Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia: A Free, Virtual Workshop Series

Join us for this three-part virtual series on how to identify and understand Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Friday, January 15  |  9-10:30 AM

Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments to address some symptoms and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Presenter: Orinda McIntire, PharmD, MBA

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Friday, February 19  |  9-10:30 AM

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking, and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to discover the 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others, typical age-related changes, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Presenter: Orinda McIntire, PharmD, MBA

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Friday, March 19  |  9-10:30 AM

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to discover research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Presenter: TBA

The Presenters

Orinda McIntire, PharmD, MBA

Orinda McIntire began as a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association in 2018. Primarily, she serves as a Community Educator. She and her family dealt with the many challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease during her mother-in-law’s illness. The family was made to feel that what was happening to them was unique, and so they felt very alone. Unfortunately, they were not connected with the Alzheimer’s Association until the later stages of the disease, so the family had to learn almost everything the “hard way”. After her mother-in-law passed away, Orinda wanted to do what she could so that other families would not have to struggle the same way. In her presentations, she shares stories about her personal experiences that often resonate with the audience. Orinda is also a clinical pharmacist and shares that perspective as well.