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Meeting of the Minds

Interested in learning more about healthy living for your brain? Then join us in our Meeting of the Minds Series for regular discussions with local researchers! Join in the conversation on topics like normal aging, memory problems, keeping your brain healthy, and available resources in your community.

Mood, Memory and Aging


Join us for a discussion about mental health symptoms that may be experienced in late life as well as the relationship between depression, anxiety, and Alzheimer’s disease risk.

Tips on maintaining your mental wellness will also be discussed, in addition to potential challenges.


Thursday March 28th, 2019


Jamaica Plain Branch – Boston Public Library
30 South St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Following the discussion will be a gentle chair yoga exercise.

Free to attend. Light refreshments will be served.


Jennifer Gatchel, MD, PhD

Assistant Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital

Partners Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship, MGH Site Director

Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Estado de ánimo, memoria y envejecimiento


Acompáñenos a una charla sobre algunos de los estados de ánimo que pueden presentarse en la vejez, así como la relación entre la depresión, la ansiedad y el riesgo de desarrollar la enfermedad de Alzheimer. También se darán consejos para mantener la salud mental y se discutirán algunos de los desafíos más comunes.


Jueves 28 de marzo de 2019


Centros de Boston para jóvenes y familias
Centro Comunitario Curtis Hall
Senior Room
20 South St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Después de la charla disfrute de una divertida sesión de Zumba.

¡Todo completamente gratis! Se servirán refrescos.

o llamando al 800.272.3900


Martha Muñiz, MA

Coordinador de Investigación, Harvard Aging Brain Study
Hospital General de Massachusetts

The Aging Brain


Dr. O’Connor will talk about changes in memory as we age. Then join in a discussion on things you can do to keep your memory strong, including exercising, staying socially engaged, eating healthy, and more!


Wednesday April 24th, 2019


BCYF Gallivan Community Center
61 Woodruff Way
Boston, MA 02126

Free to attend. Lunch will be served.

or call 800-272-3900


Maureen K. O’Connor, Psy.D., ABPP-CN

Director of Neuropsychology, Bedford Veterans Hospital

Director of Cognitive Rehabilitation, Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Associate Director ADC Education Core, Boston University School of Medicine

Brain Food: Diet, Diabetes and Dementia


Join in a discussion on the connection between dementia and diabetes. This program will focus on strategies to support cognitive health, promote healthy eating, and discuss how these important behaviors can help better manage diabetes and cognitive decline.


Wednesday May 29th, 2019


Hosted in Collaboration with People, Incorporated
2nd floor Bristol Elder Services Conference room
1 Father DeValles Blvd
Fall River, MA 02723

Free to attend. Lunch will be provided.


Nancy Emerson Lombardo, PhD

President, Brain Health and Wellness Center and Healthcare Insights
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine

Stay tuned for future Meeting of the Minds events!

In the meantime, click here for previous events.

Did You Know… ?

  • More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States
  • More than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias
  • African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias as older whites
  • Hispanics are about one and one-half times as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias as older whites

For more information, visit our Facts Page.