BrainSavers presentations will be held for the community and for health care providers on Sept. 28, with the program scheduled to begin Oct. 10.
Submitted by Kelly Boscarino, Mandell JCC
At the Mandell Jewish Community Center (Mandell JCC), we firmly believe that age is just a number, and the journey towards healthy aging should be vibrant and fulfilling. As we celebrate Healthy Aging Month this September, we are excited to announce the introduction of BrainSavers, an evidence-based program designed to promote healthy and happy aging.
BrainSavers was founded by Dr. Paul Bendheim, a board-certified neurologist, clinical professor of neurology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine–Phoenix, and author of The Brain Training Revolution – A Proven Workout for Healthy Brain Aging. Dr. Bendheim has spent his career studying the causes and treatments of degenerative brain diseases including Alzheimer’s. He realized years ahead of the field that the most effective way of reducing the chance of developing Alzheimer’s was by making lifestyle changes.
BrainSavers is based on that fundamental principle. Bendheim’s evidence-based program is dedicated to helping keep brains sharp and resilient through a brain+body healthy lifestyle that enriches lives and improves people’s mental and physical fitness and overall well-being. As the leading brain-fitness program in the world, BrainSavers helps the growing population of older adults enjoy life while reducing their risk of age-related cognitive decline. Bendheim emphasizes, “Each of us needs to be our own brain health quarterback. This means 1) identifying medical risk factors with the help of your doctor and addressing them, and 2) living a brain-healthy lifestyle. This combined approach will put you on the road to healthier, happier aging, better brain health, and a significant reduction of risk for Alzheimer’s dementia.”
BrainSavers is dedicated to helping the growing population of older adults not just exist but thrive, while significantly reducing their risk of age-related cognitive decline. The program enriches participants’ lives and helps them transition to a brain-healthy lifestyle; The program encompasses all six lifestyle components to preventing Alzheimer’s:
- Physical Fitness
- Cognitive Fitness
- Stress Management
- Healthful Nutrition
- Quality Sleep
- Social Engagement
To mark the launch of BrainSavers, Bendheim will have two presentations at the Mandell JCC on Sept. 28, 2023:
- Community Presentation: BrainSavers – Total Brain & Body Health for Seniors and Boomers; Sept. 28, 2 p.m. Join Dr. Paul Bendheim as he unveils the secrets to Total Brain & Body Health for seniors and boomers. Discover how the latest science of the aging brain is seamlessly woven into an evidence-based program designed to preserve brain sharpness and resilience through a holistic, enriching lifestyle. Learn how this comprehensive Brain+Body Total Fitness program can enhance your mental and physical well-being, enriching your life and reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive conditions as you age.
- Healthcare Provider Presentation: Evidence-Based Lifestyle Interventions to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease; Sept. 28; Happy Hour: 5-6 p.m., Presentation: 6-7 p.m. Healthcare providers are invited to join Dr. Paul Bendheim as he presents cutting-edge insights into preventing Alzheimer’s Disease through evidence-based lifestyle interventions. Discover how the latest science of the aging brain is incorporated into an evidence-based program dedicated to helping keep brains sharp and resilient through a healthy lifestyle. Learn about the only complete Brain +Body Total Fitness program, available now at the Mandell JCC, that helps the growing population of older adults enjoy life while reducing their risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other rage–related cognitive conditions.
Following these presentations, the first session of BrainSavers will begin at the Mandell JCC on Oct. 10 and participants will meet for the class twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1-2 p.m. for 12 weeks. The class will be led by Andy DeVito, certified BrainSavers instructor, personal trainer, and fitness instructor, these evidence-based classes are designed to preserve brain sharpness and resilience through a holistic, enriching lifestyle. During class, participants will engage in physical and cognitive activities, learn practical ways to enhance mental and physical well-being and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive conditions.
The program is free for JCC members and $150 for others in the community.
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