Resource Center

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Our Brain Health Information Resource Center provides education, support, and materials for various aspects of brain health including: nutrition/diet, cognitive & physical exercise, sleep, emotional wellness, and personal health concerns such as high blood pressure, stroke, and medications.

Available materials include:

  • Select booksReadingand games
    • Successful Aging & the Brain
    • Memory Enhancement
    • Care Partner Support
  • Brochures and pamphlets from various organizations
    • National Institute on Aging
    • National Institutes of Health
    • The DANA Foundation
    • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
    • Bright Focus Foundation
  • Brain Aerobics
    • Puzzle books
    • Adult coloring sheets
    • Brain Game Information

Call (216) 839-6685 today to schedule a time to visit our resource center on weekdays.

(The resource center is closed during our daily class time from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and for national holidays.)

The Director, Program Assistant or available staff personnel will provide you a tour of the resource center and help you locate useful information and materials for your individualized interests.

FREE copies of our resource materials are available to take home with you. Stop in and see us today!

If you are unable to visit us, our most popular list of brain health and wellness materials are available online and listed below by topic.

Our Award-Winning Center 4 Brain Health in the News

Topic: Transform Your Brain, Change Your Life
Presenter: Krystal L. Culler, Director | Center 4 Brain Health at Menorah Park
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Participant Handouts: aging-resources-presentation_2016_participant-handouts

If you missed the recent Aging Resources dinner conversation on brain health, here is the link to the presentation including the question and answer session. We hope the tips included support your desire to be proactive with your brain health.

Today’s Geriatric Medicine
Featured in the Alzheimer’s Update section
Brain Health’s Triple Aim

A Community-Based Approach to Brain Health and Wellness
AgeBlog for the American Society on Aging
http://www.asaging.org/blog/community-based-approach-brain-health-and-wellness  

Brain Health Matters: Supporting Cognitive Fitness for Older Adults
AgeBlog for the American Society on Aging
http://www.asaging.org/blog/brain-health-matters-supporting-cognitive-fitness-older-adults 

Brain Basics

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/education/brochures/brain_basics_know_your_brain-508.pdf

Brain Health & Wellness

Check out our recent article featured in the Alzheimer’s Update section of Today’s Geriatric Medicine. Brain Health’s Triple Aim

http://dana.org/StayingSharpSuccessfulAging

http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Resources/Brochures/docs/Brain-Health.pdf

https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/preventing-alzheimers-disease/introduction

https://www.metlife.com/assets/cao/mmi/publications/consumer/mmi-ten-tips-maintaining-healthy-brain.pdf

Brain Workouts

Continue to strengthen your mind and challenge your memory in new ways with the following resources:

Brain Teaser Workbook

Adult Coloring Pages

Lifelong Learning: It is never too late to engage your brain. Make learning or trying something new part of your daily routine.

Memory Concerns

Forgetfulness:

Moments of forgetfulness happen to everyone. If you are concerned about forgetfulness or memory loss, review our recommended readings.

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/forgetfulness

https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/understanding-memory-loss/introduction

http://assets.aarp.org/www.aarp.org_/articles/NRTA/memoryloss_revamp.pdf

Alzheimer’s disease:

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Read the following to learn more about the disease, genetics, and medications.

https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/alzheimers-disease-fact-sheet

https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/alzheimers-disease-genetics-fact-sheet

https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/alzheimers-disease-medications-fact-sheet

Additional Areas of Brain Health

Sleep

Sleep is important for brain health for all ages. Remember to get 7-8 hours per night.
https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/good-nights-sleep

Medications

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/medicines

Supplements

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/dietary-supplements

Nutrition:

Eating to fuel your brain is essential to brain health. If it is good for your heart, it is good for your brain!

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/healthy-eating-after-50

Exercise:

Exercise gets blood to your brain and has numerous health benefits. Engage in an activity that you enjoy such as taking a walk.

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/exercise-and-physical-activity

Chronic Conditions:

http://assets.aarp.org/www.aarp.org_/articles/NRTA/ChronicHealth.pdf