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Connecting With Community Slates Programs on Cognitive Decline

PITTSFIELD — This winter, Connecting With Community will twice host Meghan Lemay, regional manager of The Alzheimer’s Association in Western Massachusetts, for two free programs relating to cognitive decline.

The Alzheimer’s Association works to provide care and support for all of those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementia, as well as to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

On Jan. 7, Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body presents information on the latest research around how nutrition, exercise, social engagement, and cognitive activity can improve the aging process and reduce one’s risk of cognitive decline. 

On Feb. 4, Lemay returns for Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, which will offer an opportunity to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, the stages and risk factors of Alzheimer’s, current research and treatments, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

These free programs at Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road in Pittsfield are part of the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires’ Connecting With Community series.

For more information, call the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires at (413) 442-4360, ext. 10. The program precedes a kosher lunch at noon ($2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age, $7 for all others). Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.