8/28/2020

The University of Illinois Extension is offering a one-hour webinar, The Role of Nutrition in Ageing: The MIND Plan. The MIND eating plan promotes foods associated with dementia prevention. Although this is its primary purpose, it also encourages an overall healthy lifestyle.

According to the World Health Organization, there are 50 million individuals who have dementia internationally. The symptoms of dementia can include loss of memory, confusion, impaired conversational ability, and difficulty concentrating. Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a specific type of dementia that accounts for most cases. Although younger persons can be affected by dementia, it is more likely those over the age of 65 will develop the symptoms. Although there is not a cure for either of these medical conditions, nourishing your body with proper nutrients may help to slow down cognitive decline and reduce the risk of developing AD.

The Role of Nutrition in Ageing: The MIND Plan program is designed to improve participants' knowledge of nutrition and its impact on brain health. Additionally, we will explain how the MIND eating plan was developed, its health benefits, and its basic principles.

Join us on Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There is no charge to attend this webinar. However, pre-registration is required. The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 9, 2020. To register or for more information, call our office at
 (815) 235-4125 or register at
go.illinois.edu/MINDEATING.