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Building Resilience: How to Eat to Boost Your Brain and Body

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Did you know that the foods we eat can help improve memory and concentration, and may also reduce the risk of stroke and age-related neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s? Have you noticed that your tastes have changed over the years, or that your swallowing feels different?

Join York Hospital for an educational and entertaining webinar with nutrition and swallowing experts who will explain how aging affects the way we eat, our food preferences, and how a healthier diet can support both brain and body function.

Lacey Bouchard, RD, LD, RDN, will discuss daily nutritional needs for older adults with an emphasis on important nutrients to help protect our brains and bodies and prevent cognitive and functional losses. Lacey will explore ways to reduce health risks, including the risk of developing dementia. Lacey will also review daily protein needs, address risk factors such as losing taste and unwanted weight loss and provide tips to prevent or improve these issues. Examples of appropriate and healthy food choices will be shared to help gain knowledge of how to shop for and prepare foods at home.

Maura Brown MS, CCC-SLP, Speech/Language Pathologist, will review the physical changes associated with normal aging on our swallow mechanism and share ways to make mealtime fun and pleasurable. York Hospital services and other community resources that promote food security will also be shared.

All webinar participants will receive an inspirational gift to promote good health and hydration after the event concludes. The York Hospital Center for Older Adults is grateful to the Maine Health Access Foundation for supporting this educational webinar series to improve care for older adults in southern Maine.

To reserve your spot, sign up now via the Eventbrite link below. Tune in for the live webinar on February 10 or view the recording at your convenience after the event.

For more information on this webinar or future community programs at York Hospital, please contact the Community Relations office at 207-351-2385 or [email protected]