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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.

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

Hablemos Sobre Problemas de Memoria en el Adulto Mayor

En esta charla hablaremos sobre como reconocer los problemas de memoria en el adulto mayor y como diferenciar los cambios normales del envejecimiento de los de la demencia. Discutiremos sobre que puede hacer usted o su doctor si esta preocupado sobre su memoria.


Jueves 30 de mayo de 2019

6pm Cena
6:30pm Presentación


Springfield Housing Authority
82 Division St, Springfield, MA 01107

¡Todo completamente gratis!

o llamando al 800-272-3900


Laura Iglesias Lino, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School/Baystate

Geriatrician, Division of Geriatrics, Palliative Care and Post-Acute Medicine, Baystate Health

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.