Memory Matters puts brain health in the spotlight

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Memory MattersFor 20 years, Memory Matters has focused on offering emotional support to those caring for patients with dementia, as well as day programs for dementia patients to give those caregivers a break. In 2018, the organization is expanding its mission to include overall brain health in an effort to help mitigate and, in some cases, avoid dementia diagnoses.

As part of this new initiative, Memory Matters will host a brain health summit April 25 at Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort, where experts will share insights about maintaining a healthy brain.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Paul Nussbaum, a clinical neuropsychologist and adjunct professor of neurological surgery at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and author of “Save Your Brain.” Other speakers will include David Premo, a TEDxHHI speaker who will share his stroke-recovery journey; chef Kim Baretta, who will discuss healthy eating; Dr. Brittany Thomas with Horizon Rehabilitation, who will demonstrate muscle-building exercises; and Clayton Cooke, a certified music therapist.

The summit will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $45 a person and includes a Mediterranean-inspired breakfast and lunch. For information or to register, call Memory Matters at 843-842-6688 or go to www.memory-matters.org.