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Learn how to prevent cognitive decline at a special presentation July 8 at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.

COURTESY PHOTO  - Dr. Lawrence Nelson will share tips on preventing cognitive decline in a special seminar to take place July 8 at the center. The presentation is free; but pre-registration is requested.

The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center offers seniors a variety of resources to address issues of aging, including cognitive decline. With advances in new diagnostic tools and targeted methods of treatment, cognitive decline can be caught early and treated.

We have invited Dr. Lawrence Nelson, a certified chiropractic neurologist, to share lifestyle strategies for preventing cognitive decline in a presentation to take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 8 at the center. He will share information on how diet, socialization, exercises and other lifestyle choices can help keep our brains at optimum function. Registration for the program is now open.

The Alzheimer's Association website (alz.org) provides a helpful list of "10 Ways to Love Your Brain." The first way is to break a sweat. There just isn't any getting around exercise, but you don't have to go to the gym. Yard work or house work qualify, just make sure you break a sweat.

The website also recommends learning a new language or card game to keep your brain active.

And always protect your brain by wearing a helmet while bike riding and a seat belt while riding in a car. Concussions are serious injuries. They can complicate your life, take months or longer to heal and possibly have long-term effects.

The lunch menu this week features fish tacos on Friday, June 21; Tuscan chicken on Monday, June 24 and steak salad on Wednesday, June 26. Cost is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and over and $5 for everyone else.

The LOACC is located at 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego, 97034. A list of activities and support groups can be found on our website, loacc.info, using the menu found on the left side of the website, click on "Activities" and "Services" for more details. Call 503-635-3758 to register for classes, events, make lunch reservations or schedule a massage.

Maria Bigelow is a program supervisor for the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.


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