November is National Alzheimer's month and to help bring more attention to this disease, Lee Memorial Health System's Lee Memory Care has created an innovative program called the Healthy Brain Initiative of Lee County (HBI) to provide ways for residents of Southwest Florida to boost brain power and fight the onset of memory disorders.
The Healthy Brain Initiative will sponsor a Brain Game Challenge on Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Edison Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Promoters say come and test your brain skills. Join in the competition by playing various brain games - win prizes while exercising your brain. Regular mental workouts may help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's. Admission is one canned good for the soup kitchen or $1donation to purchase food.
You may register at www.healthybrainfl.org.
Memory is arguably our most prized possession, healthcare promoters said. Yet, memory is oftentimes overlooked during healthcare checkups. This can be attributed to common misperceptions and fears. Perhaps the most common of which is an apprehension that something might be wrong with our minds and corresponding misperceptions that nothing can be done about it. This isn't so - many forms of memory loss are reversible and, for other forms of memory loss, early detection is the key, they said.