Health briefs: Free workshop on Alzheimer's disease

2014-08-18T00:00:00Z Health briefs: Free workshop on Alzheimer's diseaseStephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Free workshop on Alzheimer’s disease

Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church will host an educational presentation on Alzheimer’s disease at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

The free 90-minute workshop is expected to address commonly-held fears, the 10 signs for early detection and the importance of detection. The northwest side church is located at 14240 N. Oracle Road, at the intersection with Mountainaire Road.

More information is available by calling the Desert Southwest Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association, 322-6601.

Enroll in heart-healthy living classes now

Enrollment is open for the local HEART series, a medically-directed hands-on program for anyone who wants to prevent, halt or reverse coronary artery disease.

The 20-year-old program is led by Tucson cardiologist Dr. Charles Katzenberg, who is president of the Pima County Medical Society.

Katzenberg created the program with Edna Silva, a Tai Chi master and registered nurse who specializes in cardiac rehabilitation. The series is operated through the nonprofit Foundation for Cardiovascular Health.

Participants in the 12-week program meet weekly for a three hour session in which medical experts from the fields of cardiovascular health, nutrition, exercise, communications, and Tai Chi speak about and demonstrate heart-healthy living.

The aim of the program is to improve the quality and length of life by teaching the skills that will lead to health and happiness through the prevention and reduction of illness, hospitalizations, medications and invasive medical procedures.

The HEART Series is offered twice each year. Fall session begins September 2. Winter session begins in February. Classes are offered 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday afternoons. The cost is $300.00 per individual or $550.00 per couple.

Seating is limited. For more information, please call Edna Silva 544-3720 or Richy Feinberg at 797-2281.

Stephanie Innes

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