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SDSU Extension Joins Forces to Address Brain Aging Myths

BROOKINGS, S.D. - In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, SDSU Extension and University of Illinois Extension will host a webinar titled “Senior Moments and Other Misnomers About the Aging Brain” on Friday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. MST/Noon CDT. 

Family caregivers are a tremendous asset to communities, as they provide the lion’s share of care to adults in need. Family caregiving is exceptionally demanding, as many individuals are employed, raising children and caring for a person with dementia or other disabilities. The burdens of caring for a person with dementia are magnified by the widespread belief in myths about aging brains.

The webinar will increase knowledge about normal brain aging, dementia, the role memory loss humor plays on brain health outcomes and will identify strategies to address jokes about memory loss and aging in personal and professional life. Additionally, the webinar will expand participant knowledge about how brain aging facts benefit their business. 

Individuals can participate from the comfort of their own home or during their lunch hour. For those who are unable to participate when the webinar is live, it will be recorded and available for later viewing.

Registration is free of cost and can be found on the Illinois Extension events webpage

For more information, contact SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist Leacey Brown at 605.394.1722 or by email or Illinois Extension Family Life Educator Chelsey Byers at 217.300.3930 or by email.