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Alzheimer’s Disease and the MIND Diet: Nutrition, Cognition, and Memory
January 12, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Join Richard Elbein, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Association, Houston and Southeast Chapter, and registered and licensed dietitian, for a discussion of the MIND Diet’s development, its components, and the potential benefits of this promising new eating plan. According to a recent study published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, the food choices you make on a daily basis might reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease… perhaps significantly. The MIND Diet, developed by nutritional epidemiologists at Rush University Medical Center, is a hybrid of the Mediterranean diet and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. While both of those diets provide health benefits, the MIND Diet specifically includes foods and nutrients that research has shown to be good for the brain.
1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSW, LMFT, and LPC
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
In collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, Houston and Southeast Chapter.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Richard Elbein has been the CEO of the Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association since 2002. Richard received his undergraduate degree from UT Austin in Human Nutrition & Foods, and his Masters degree in Biochemistry & Nutrition from Virginia Tech. He became a registered and Licensed Dietitian in 1983. Richard spent more than 20 years in health care administration prior to joining the Alzheimer’s Association. He is particularly interested in health promotion and prevention strategies. In 1996 he was selected as one of two American representatives to the World Health Organization’s Preventative Health Strategies program at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.
Alzheimer’s is of particular passion to Richard. His maternal grandfather lived with progressive dementia for five years prior to his death in 1998, and his paternal grandmother suffered with Alzheimer’s for many years prior to her death in 2000. His mother was treated for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus in 2006, and he currently is his aunt’s caregiver, who is living with mixed dementia.