Where are my keys?
We all forget where we put things from time to time, but if your memory is progressively worsening, it can be a sign of Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, which gradually destroys memory and the ability to function in day-to-day activities. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s are caused by the disruption of nerve-cell function in the brain. Read More about 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
“Sue” had been caring for her husband who had early dementia, without any support. She was exhausted.
Because Sue had no one to leave him with, she took her husband, who kept standing up during the meeting. “We thanked them both for coming,” said Paula Silver-Manno, MPH, director of community relations at Sutter Care at Home, “and praised her for taking care of herself.” Read More about Caring for Caregivers
Has it been forever since you’ve had a good night’s sleep? Have you wondered if you’ll ever have one again? New research is showing that sleep is essential for many elements of good health, such as maintaining normal weight, helping you live longer and helping you avoid accidents!
Sleep specialist Andrew McClintock-Greenberg, M.D, Ph.D., who specializes in critical care medicine with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, will discuss treatment for insomnia and techniques to help us back to a good night’s sleep.
WHAT: “In Search of the Elusive Good Night’s Sleep” is sponsored by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation.
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, from 9 to 11 a.m.
WHERE: Lake Merritt Independent Senior Living, 1800 Madison Street, Oakland
RSVP: This presentation, along with a continental breakfast, is free but reservations are required by calling 510-903-3600.
Alta Bates Summit’s Medical Center’s Fourth Annual Lung Cancer Symposium is designed to focus on the personal and medical issues facing lung cancer survivors, their loved ones and caregivers.
Attendees will hear from a panel of experts who will discuss a variety of topics including: current findings and treatments, diagnostic advances, holistic , integrative medicine approaches in treatment and nutrition and energy.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Samuel Merritt University, Bechtel Hall, 400 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland
RSVP: There is no charge for this free community symposium, but please call 510-204-1284 to reserve your space.
Please come to our next Breast Cancer Forum at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, and learn how to enhance your commitment to personal well-being, stress management and balance in your life.
Our panel of experts will present techniques you can use to build physical, emotional and spiritual strength to help you embrace life and survive breast cancer.
What: Breast Cancer Symposium, Embracing Life (please see agenda below)
When: Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Bechtel Hall, 400 Hawthorne St., Oakland, CA
To reserve your space, please call 510-204-5656.
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center helps patients with brain injuries heal through their Brain Injury Program at the Herrick Campus in Berkeley. For more information, please call 510-204-4406, ext. 3, or access our Brain Injury Program in the East Bay. Read More about Heads Up in the East Bay