SaddleBrooke Stroke/Neuro Support Group

Caregivers’ Luncheon April 17

Caregivers’ Luncheons are held monthly to afford caregivers a chance to discuss concerns and solutions for assisting loved ones affected by neurologic conditions. This month’s luncheon will be held Friday, April 17 at 11:30 a.m. in the home of a member. If you are a caregiver for an individual affected by stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy or more rare neurologic disorders, please join us. If you are your own caregiver, we also welcome you. Contact Elke Mulligan, membership chairperson at 825-3641 or Sigrid Silverman, social chairperson at 825-8684 so that we may welcome you. Thanks to Esta Goldstein for hosting last month’s luncheon in her home.

April 21 StrokeCheck Morning

Hospitals in the area will be participating in a free StrokeCheck screening program on Saturday, April 21 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. You will learn more about stroke, your risk and how to control the risk factors. Information from Tucson Medical Center states that appointments are not necessary and the last intake is at 11:30 a.m. Allow 45 minutes for screening. For best results, eight hours of fasting is recommended. For further information from TMC call 324-1960.

Boost Your Brain and Memory

Boost Your Brain and Memory is the program developed by Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging. Among the helpful insights into brain health obtained from their research are discoveries that regular physical activity can prevent or delay signs of dementia. People who have a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease may be helped the most by physical activity.

Stress relief is essential. Stress is bad for the brain and the body. Learn to counter it by activating your relaxation state. Meditation increases gray matter in areas of the brain associated with short and long-term memory and complex cognitive processes.

For more information or to download the free Orange Paper Investing in Brain Health Pays Off, visit