Challenge Your Brain Games Event Invites Individuals to Be Proactive About Brain Health

March 11 – March 17th is Brain Health Awareness Week

South Bend, IN - In celebration of National Brain Health Awareness Week, Memorial BrainWorks in partnership with Northern Indiana Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services is hosting a complementary Challenge Your Brain Games event on Saturday, March 17, 2012.

Designed for people of all ages, participants can opt to play games or activities such as visual puzzles, memory games, and computer games as well as attend a brief expert presentation by Dr. Matthew Costello from IUSB on brain health, and pick up educational materials about healthy lifestyle choices.

“Brain Health is the single determining factor to quality of life”, said Debra Raybold, Director of Memorial BrainWorks, “and because of how plastic our brain is, it is never too late to start taking better care of your brain”. Bill Jack, adds, “as Alzheimer’s affects as many as 5.1 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, it is important to learn the day to day activities and lifestyle decisions that can be a part of prevention”.

Memorial BrainWorks, based in South Bend, is a part of Memorial Hospital of South Bend, is focused on the imperative of cultivating a healthy brain throughout the lifespan as a strategy for immediate life performance success and long-term body and mind disease resilience. For information, call 574-647-6628 or visit www.memorialbrainworks.com

Northern Indiana Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services is based in South Bend and is a not-for-profit, charitable, tax-exempt organization, dedicated to family support, education, advocacy, and research into Alzheimer's Disease and other related dementias.

The event is at Memorial BrainWorks, 534 N. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601 from 1pm to 4pm. Admission is Free. For more information, call 574-647-6628 or visit www.memorialbrainworks.com.

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Contact:

Maggie Scroope
(574) 647-3234
mscroope@memorialsb.org

Edgar Diaz
(574) 647-3273
ediaz2@memorialsb.org