Thanks to our donors, Keep Memory Alive sponsors educational programs for patients, family members, professional caregivers and the community. Using a broad curriculum we offer a variety of no-cost courses and programming. Check the program calendar for topics, which are updated on an ongoing basis.
Through educational programming, Keep Memory Alive enhances quality of life for patients and caregivers.
Barbara Edmonds "Spicy Lady" Lunch & LearnExpand +
Every Wednesday from noon - 1 pm representatives from Keep Memory Alive, Cleveland Clinic, community partners and other organizations present on a wide range of topics including:
- Health and well-being
- Legal and financial matters
- Coping strategies
- Community resources
- Disease-related information
- Updates on the latest research findings
No reservations necessary; just bring a lunch and join us. We provide bottled water and dessert.
Can’t make a Lunch & Learn? We now offer the program online at http://webcast1.ccf.org Look under the live tab for Las Vegas Lunch and Learn.
Filmed and archived Lunch & Learn presentations by Cleveland Clinic staff are available for viewing at your convenience on the next tab below this. (http://www.keepmemoryalive.org/caregivers/patient_and_caregiver_services/education)
Visit our lending library for copies of handouts from past presentations. Contact us to find out more.
As part of our commitment to serving rural Nevada communities, you can watch via video conference in selected communities. Visit our lending library for copies of handouts from past presentations. Contact us to find out more.
Watch online: Educational video archiveExpand +
We have filmed and archived presentations on a wide range of topics. These videos feature Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health staff and remain available online for viewing at your convenience.
How to Access Community Resources - Robert McVey, MSW, LSW, September 2, 2015
Two Women's Stories: How Alzheimer's Disease Demanded Creativity - Nancy Nelson and Patricia Stone, Authors and Advocates, August 19, 2015
Using the Six Pillars of Health to Support Our Brain - Anita Ward, PhD, Project Manager, July 22, 2015
Music - Reaching our Hearts and Memories - D. Gause and Music Ensemble, July 8, 2015
The Caregiver Journey - Samuel .J. Hickson, LSW, MSSA, July, 1, 2015
What Can Physical Therapy Do for You? - Christy Ross, PT, DPT, GCS, June 24, 2015
Understanding Palliative Care - Carolyn Schmidt, MBA, Director of Palliative Care Nathan Adelson Hospice, June 17, 2015
Expertise in the Brain - Sarah Banks, PhD, June 3, 2015
Computerized Cognitive Training Programs: Popular, But do They Work? - Justin .B. Miller, Ph.D. , ABPP/CN, May 27, 2015
Meet Milo the Robot! - Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD, Director, May 13, 2015
What Does It Take To Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease? - Charles Bernick, MD, MPH, May 6, 2015
Why is It Taking So Long To Cure Alzheimer's Disease - Aaron Ritter, MD, April 22, 2015
Advances in Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics - Ryan R. Walsh, MD, PhD, April 15, 2015
The Baby Boomer's Guide to Brain Health - Leah Beegan, DO, Geriatric Medicine Fellow, April 8, 2015
No Fooling... Successful Aging Requires Hard Work - Jason Longhurst, PT, DPT, April 1, 2015
Anxiety and Stress - Natasha Swan, PhD, February 25, 2015
Urology in the Golden Years - Jayram Krishnan, DO, MBA, February 18, 2015
The Relationship between Exercise and Brain Health - Meleah Murphy, PT, DPT, NCS, February 11, 2015
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo for Brain Health update - Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD, Director, February 4, 2015
Long-term Care Services: Policy & Ethical Challenges - Jalayne J. Arias, JD, MA, January 28, 2015
Coping with Behavioral Issues: Re-thinking Your Approach - Donna Munic-Miller, PhD, November 12, 2014
Depression & Apathy - Dylan Wint, MD, November 5, 2014
Moving Better with Parkinson's Disease - Brach Poston, PhD, October 22, 2014
Food for Thought: Six Pillars of Brain Health - Kate Zhong, MD, October 15, 2014
Frontotemporal Dementias - Gabriel Léger, MD, October 8, 2014
Is it Alzheimer's or Dementia? And, does it matter? - Charles Bernick, MD, MPH, October 1, 2014
Sleep - Natasha Swan, PhD, Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow, September 17, 2014
Five Exercises to Improve Your Balance - Jennifer M. Nash, PT, DPT, NCS, CEEAA, September 10, 2014
What is It Like to Be Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease? - Donna Munic-Miller, PhD, September 3, 2014
Brain Anatomy - Dylan Wint, MD, August 27, 2014
Spinal Cord: Function & Injury - Le Hua, MD, August 13, 2014
Drug Development for Alzheimer's Disease: How Drugs Are Discovered, Tested and Sold - Jeffrey Cummings, MD, August 6, 2014
Behavior & Dementia - Gabriel C. Léger, MD, July 9, 2014
Exercise 101 for Healthy Living - Meleah Murphy, DPT, June 25, 2014
Memory & Learning - Justin B. Miller, PhD, June 18, 2014
The Creative Brain - Sarah Banks, PhD, June 11, 2014
A Holistic Approach to a Healthy Brain and a Happy Mind - Jinny Tavee, MD, June 4, 2014
Brain Imaging - Dylan Wint, MD, May 28, 2014
Vascular Disease in the Brain - Charles Bernick, MD, MPH, May 21, 2014
Fatigue and Sleep Disorders in MS - Timothy West, MD, May 7, 2014
Preserving Memory: Clinical Research in the 21st Century - Samuel Hickson, MSSA, April 24, 2014
10 Videos: Quick Tips for CaregiversExpand +
Healthier LivingExpand +
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 125 million adults suffer from at least one chronic illness such as high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety. Caregiving can increase the risk of developing a chronic illness due to increased stress. Healthier Living is a Stanford School of Medicine Chronic Disease Self-Management Program designed to help individuals set personal goals for their health and well-being and identify strategies to successfully achieve them. The program consists of six, two and a half hour workshops, led by trained volunteer facilitators. There is no charge to participate in Healthier Living. To register for the next workshop series or receive additional information, please contact Christal Mendoza-Concepcion at 702.778.6702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next workshop series begins September 11 - October 16, 12:30 – 3:00 PM
Powerful Tools for CaregiversExpand +
This evidence-based workshop is designed to have positive impact on the health of a diverse group of caregivers, including adult children of aging parents, spouses/partners, caregivers at differing stages in their caregiving roles, living situations, financial, and educational backgrounds.
Research studies demonstrate high rates of depression and anxiety among caregivers because they often feel they have no control over events. That feeling of powerlessness has a significant negative impact on caregivers’ physical and emotional health.
In the six weekly classes, caregivers learn self-care behaviors, how to manage emotions, increase self-efficacy and find community resources.
Tuesdays, August 25 - September 29, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Call 702.778.6702 to enroll in this free program
These events and programs are supported by grants and gifts to Keep Memory Alive. If you'd like to sponsor any of these events, please contact Gina Hines, Development Director, at 702.331.7055.