Lunch & Learn

Free online seminars offered on most Wednesdays from 12 noon – 1 pm Pacific Time!

Topics cover information and management of the neurological diseases treated at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, community resources, and healthy aging.

Most Recently Recorded Sessions

Lunch & Learn: Travel Tips & Tricks- Setting up for Travel Success and Adventure while living with a Chronic Condition

On-demand

11/16/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Kat Hartley, Adrienne Miller and Terri Thorn; Caregiver & Patient Panel

Living with a progressive chronic condition can impact and sometimes impede many activities of daily living. Nonetheless, it does not have to stop you in your tracks. Hear tips and navigational tricks that help make traveling manageable and fun.

Lunch & Learn: Prepare to Care

On-demand

11/09/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Risa Page, Volunteer. AARP

Riley Franco, MPA. AARP

No matter where you are in the journey of family caregiving. having a good framework to help guides both you and your loved one will make the process easier. Discover five basic steps that help people ease into the caregiver journey.

Lunch & Learn: How We Say Goodbye- A multi-Cultural Look at Death and Dying

On-demand

11/02/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Caleb Harms, MA, MDIV. Enhabit Home Health and Hospice

Join Chaplain Caleb as he shares stories and insights of the spiritual journey, and how people approach dying and death.

Lunch & Learn: Transcranial Direct Current Stumulation to Improve Motor Learning in Parkinson’s Disease

On-demand

10/26/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Brach Poston, PhD. University of Nevada Las Vegas

Hear about Dr. Poston’s research focusing on non-invasive brain stimulation (transcranial direct stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation) to improve motor skill learning and motor function in Parkinson’s disease, and aging adults.

Lunch & Learn: Responsive Dementia Care in Lewy Body Disease – Part II

On-demand

10/19/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Helen Whitworth, MS, BSN

Jim Whitworth, Co-Founder Lewy Body Dementia Association

A close look at choosing actions and ways to deal with dementia-related behaviors that will make everyone’s life more pleasant.

Lunch & Learn: Responsive Dementia care in Lewy Body Disease, Part 1

On-demand

10/12/2021 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Helen Whitworth, MS, BSN. Co-Founder Lewy Body Disease Association

Jim Whitworth, Co-Founder Lewy Boday Disease Association

In this session we’ll gain a greater awareness of Lewy Body Demntia, learn about its treatments and how to choose a supportive attitude in managing care for a person living with the disease.

Lunch & Learn: Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia

On-demand

10/05/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Jennifer Pauldurai, MD. Cleveland Clinic

Behavioral Variant FTD is a rare type of dementia that can cause progressive changes in thinking and behavior. Learn more about this disease and how it is different from other types of dementia. We will also review common symptoms and how we can help a loved one who has Behavioral Variant FTD.

Lunch & Learn: Lifestyle Strategies for Lifelong Brain Health

On-demand

09/28/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Vonetta Dotson, PhD. Cerebrofit

Research shows people with healthier brains have better memory and cognitive skilles, a lower risk for Alcheimer’s disease and other types of dementia , and better mood and wellbeing. This webinar will summerize the latest scientific evidence for healthy lifestyle behaviors that promtoe health, such as physicall and mentally active, eating well and getting good sleep.

Lunch & Learn: Silver Alerts & Wandering in Dementia- Keeping our Seniors Safe

On-demand

09/21/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Shaina Meyer, OTR/L- Cleveland Clinic

This is World Alzheimer’s Awarness day, September 21st, we’re convening a panel of experts to touch on nonpharmalogical interventions we can engage in to prevent this behavior from occuring.

Lunch & Learn: Managing Spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis: A Team Effort

On-demand

7/14/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Ash M. Haller, Student Physical Therapist. University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Learn how patients, care partners and medical professionals can work together to maintain or improve function for those with MS experiencing spasticity.

Lunch & Learn: Stress and Your Brain

On-demand

09/15/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Jessica Z.K. Caldwell, Ph.D., ABPP/CN. Director, Woman’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center at Cleveland Clinic.

Learn what stress is, and what your body and brain do when stresssed. Hear ways to counteract negative effects that long term stressors, like a pandemic, can have on your brain.

Lunch & Learn: Benefits of specialized Physical Therapy: Parkinson’s Disease

On-demand

08/31/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Jessica Grocott PT, DPT. Cleveland Clinic

Matthew Plourde PTA, CDP. Cleveland Clinic

Kelly Winkle PT, DPT. Cleveland Clinic

Physical therapy services targeted towards Parkinson’s disease offered at the Lou Ruvo Rehabilitation Center

Lunch & Learn: Could it be Late? An Introduction to L.A.T.E. and How it Impact Memory

On-demand

08/24/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Rachel M. Butler Pagnotti, Psy. D. Cleveland Clinc

Learn about Limbic Predominant Age-Related TDP-43 Encephalopathy (LATE for short!) a new neurodegenerative diagnosis the presents similar to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but not respond to AD treatments.

Lunch & Learn: A Decade of Alzheirmer’s Clinical Research at Lou Ruvo- Outcomes and Progress

On-demand

08/17/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Aaron Ritter, MD. Cleveland Clinc

An overview of some of the main studies conducted at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health- past, present and future.

Lunch & Learn: The Secrets of the SuperAger

On-demand

08/10/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Sonakshi Arora, PhD. Cleveland Clinic

Learn the attributes and commonalities of those who maintian health and retain cognition beyond the age of 80.

Lunch & Learn: Aphasia- What’s that word again?

On-demand

08/03/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Angela Cesena, SLP, Cleveland Clinic

Learn what Aphasia is, how often it occurs and rehabilitation strategies and managment tips that can support a loved one living with disease.

Lunch & Learn: Boost Your Brain Health with Better Nutrition

On-demand

07/27/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Michelle Ciancimino, Holistic Health Coach/Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Healthy aging should not be left to chance. Learn the dos and don’ts of brain-healthy lifestyle and the power of certain superfoods to protect against cognitive decline.

Lunch & Learn: Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances

On-demand

07/20/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Leslie Fuller, MSW, LMSW. Volunteer on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association

When facein demntia or chornic illness it is never too early to put financial plans in place. Learn tips for managing someone else’s finances, how to prepare for futre care costs and benifits of early planning.

Lunch & Learn: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health – a brief history, and some thoughts on the future

On-demand

07/13/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Dr. Dylan Wint, MD. Cleveland Clinic

An insider’s look at Cleveland CLinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s origins and past milestones, with a preview of the challenges and oppportunities ahead.

Lunch & Learn: The Progression and Stages of Dementia

On-demand

07/06/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Simrit Kaur Saraon, FNP- BC, Cleveland Clinic

Dementia is a syndrome of a chronic or progressive nature that leads to a detertioration in cognitive fuction, eventually interfering with a person’s ability to act or live independently. Learn the different stages, common characteristics, and averafe life expectancy for the most common types of demntia.

Lunch & Learn: What to do now that it’s Alzheimer’s Disease

On-demand

06/29/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Ruth A. Almen, LCSW. COO Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church.

How do you prepare for the rest of your life? Learn how to plan and put first things first in order to live well and live how you want as long as you can even after a diagnosis of AD. Join the conversation and share your own helpgul tips.

Lunch & Learn: Help is Here- When Someone you Love has Dementia

On-demand

06/12/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Marian O. Hodges, MD, MPH. &  Anne P. Hill, JD

The authors of Help Is Here will lead us in a discussion of demntia, and share tips, ideas and strategies to help manage the care of a person living with demntiea.

Lunch & Learn: Meet Dangle and Dot- Dare to do Dementia Different.

On-demand

06/15/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Kat Hartley, BS PHARM, Cleveland Clinic. & Nancy Nelson

Life is still meaningful, purposeful, and can be quite beautiful even when confronted with a diagnosis of dementia. Hear from two friends, one who lives with dementia and one who cares for others living with dementia, who continue to persevere and live life well. 

Lunch & Learn: Science of Yoga – Breath, body and beyond.

On-demand

06/08/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Jacky Pagone, Creative Director. Nina Linda Alvarenga, Instructor. Yoga for Life.

Learn the science of yoga, its accessibility for most people, how it can be easily incorporated into a daily routine, and the impact it can have on one’s overall quality of life.

Lunch & Learn: Healthy Brains 101: A Review of the 6 Pillars of Brain Health

On-demand

06/01/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Kat Hartley, BS PHARM, Cleveland Clinic

Learn how you can maximize and protect your brain health through lifestyle choices.

Lunch & Learn: Introduction to Rural Health and Aging

On-demand

05/25/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Dr. Christina Wong, PhD, Cleveland Clinic

Rural communities are home to a higher proportion of older residents compared to urban ones. This presentation will cover some of the challenges and opportunities related to aging in rural areas. It will also introduce the Nevada exploratory Alzheimer’s Disease Reserach Center, which focuses on understanding disparities face by individuals with dementia in rural settings.

Lunch & Learn: 10 Basic Financial Steps for Special Needs Caregivers

On-demand

05/18/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Kelly Piacenti, MA, CHSNC®
Jerry Hulick, CLU, ChFC, ChSNC, CLTC

This workshop addresses critical steps care partners can take to safeguard and ensure the type of care, and quality of life they want for support of their loved one’s well-being today and tomorrow.

Lunch & Learn: Understanding Vascular Dementia

On-demand

5/4/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Brian Browne, President and CEO, Demntia Care Education 

Vascular dementia is a general term describing problems with reasoning, planning, judgment, memory and other thought processes caused by brain damage from impaired blood flow to your brain. In this session we’ll hear information about symptoms, causes and risks, as well as some known preventative measures

Lunch & Learn: Dementia due to Repetitive head injury 

On-demand

04/27/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Dr. Aaron Ritter, MD Cleveland Clinic

It has been know that fighters exposed to repetitve head trauma may develop signs and symptoms of dementia. More recently, the term Chronic traumatic Encephalopathy has been used to describe congitive and behavorial changes in retired football players. Hear what is known about the causes, treatments, and outcomes of athletes exposed to repetitive head injury. 

Lunch & Learn: Managing The Emotions and Social Aspects of a Progresive Neurological Condition

On-demand

4/13/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Tiarra Atkinson, LCSW, Cleveland Clinic

Having chornic medical conditons can significantly imapct a person’s emotional and social health. This session will help you see chronic conditions through a different lens and provide strategies to communicate your changing conditon to others.

Lunch & Learn: The Value of OT: A First-Hand Story

On-demand

04/06/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Kazandra Lopez Hernandez, OTD-S, OT Doctorate Student. Touro University Las Vegas.

Learn the purpose of and principles behind Occupational Therapy, and then hear first-hand from some of our patients and their care partners about the benifits OT has provided from them.

Lunch & Learn: Self-Care for the Caregiver

On-demand

03/30/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Donna Munic-Miller, PhD, Cleveland Clinic – Retired.

Caregiving can be a rewarding experince, but it can also be challenging and stressful. :earn some ways you, as a caregiver, can take care of yourself.

Lunch & Learn: Health and Wellness in Multiple Sclerosis

On-demand

03/23/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Carrie Hersh, DO, MSc, FAAN.  Cleveland Clinic

Learn the importance of wellness and lifestyle choices for people living with MS to manage current symptoms and long-term outcomes.

Lunch & Learn: Optimizing Heart and Brain Health

.On-demand

03/16/2021 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Luke Laffin, MD. Cleveland Clinic

What is good for the heart is often good for the brain, too. Medications and lifestyle choices can help you aviod adverse cardiovascular events and live a longer more fulfilling life. We will discuss the interventions that can make the biggest impact.

Lunch & Learn: Neuropsychological Examination. What is it? How is it Helpful?

On-demand

03/09/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Shehroo B. Pudumjee, PhD. Cleveland Clinic 

Individuals who experience changes in thinking and memory are often referred for a neuropsychological evaluation. Learn why an evaluation may be recommended, what it involves, and how one might prepare for it. Hear how it is used in a person’s care and the benefits it may bring. 

Lunch & Learn: Family Life and Parenting with MS

On-demand

03/03/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Justina Selim, OTD, Cleveland Clinic

Participating in family life and the meaningful role of parenting can be significantly impacted physically, psychologically, emotionally, and socially by the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Join us to learn more about strategies that can be used to support overall functioning in family life.

Lunch & Learn: Improv for Care

On-demand

02/16/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Ruth Almen, LCSW, MSW Cleveland Clinic

Caregiving is a role that requires many different tools. Learn how to
use improvisation to “live in the moment” and adjust to the challenges of life. Whether you are a caregiver or simply looking for alternative ways to handle stressful situations, the skills learned will be valuable in all aspects of your life! 

Lunch & Learn: Essential First Steps for an Effortless, Positive Mindset

On-demand

02/09/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Andrea W. Hanson, Author, Master Certified Mindset Coach

It’s no secret that a positive mindset is key to being resilient and even finding growth after life’s traumas. In ‘Starting Here”, you’ll learn how our inner critic stands in the way, making a consistent positive mindset an uphill battle.

 

Lunch & Learn: Empowered, Encouraged, & Equipped: Education and Engagement Arts Programs That Support Disease Management

On-demand

2/2/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Verla Niebuhr, BA, CDP – Cleveland Clinic

Receiving a diagnosis of a progressive neurological disease can be daunting. Learn about various educational opportunities and arts programming at the Ruvo Center designed to support those living with chronic progressive conditions and their care partners.

Lunch & Learn: Close Contact for Couples with PD

On-demand

1/26/2021 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Judith Sachs – Anyone Can Dance & Ruth Almén, LCSW, MSW – Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

An introduction to a new 6-week program that offers couples living with Parkinson’s disease or other movement concerns a way to approach activities of daily living
together, learning to negotiate a turn, a shift of weight, and assist in simple, non-dancer strategic ways.

Lunch & Learn: Sleep, The Most Powerful Form of Self-Care For All of Us (Part 2)

On-demand

1/19/2021 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Raphael Pelayo, MD, FAASM Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Pelayo returns to share more about new science-based solutions for sleeping through the night.

Lunch & Learn: Sleep, The Most Powerful Form of Self-Care For All of Us (Part 1)

On-demand

1/12/2021 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Raphael Pelayo, MD, FAASM Stanford University School of Medicine

Much more than a talk about sleep hygiene, join Dr. Pelayo, clinical professor and author of, How to Sleep for a comprehensive discussion of your questions about
sleep.

Lunch & Learn: Dementia Conversations with Chuck, Jennifer, Nancy, & Kat

On-demand

1/5/2022 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Chuck McClatchey, Jennifer Carson, Nancy Nelson, & Kat Hartley, Dementia Friendly Nevada

Learn more about this public idea exchange that engages participants in collaborative learning to talk candidly about what it means to live with dementia and to explore ideas for living well.

Lunch & Learn: Finding Harmony Through the Holidays

On-demand

12/15/2021 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Becky Wellman, PhD, LPMT. MT-BC Cleveland Clinic

Do you find the holidays get you down or bring up family dynamics that seem less than festive? Join Dr. Becky Wellman, board certified and licensed music therapist and learn how to use music to navigate the season and help sing in the New Year!

Lunch & Learn – Community Services That Make a Difference!

On-demand

12/8/2021 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Cory Lutz, Director of Respite Helping Hands of Vegas Valley

Learn about four no-cost programs available to seniors: 1) door-to-door medical appointment transportation services with ADA accessibility; 2) home delivery or community food pantry; 3) minor home repair services; and 4) Respite Voucher program.

Lunch & Learn – Effective Communication Strategies in Alzheimer’s Disease

On-demand

11/17/2021 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Leslie Fuller, MSW, LSW Alzheimer’s Association Volunteer

In the course of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia verbal communication diminishes. Yet messages continue to be exchanged in non-verbal manners through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. Learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help communicate at each stage of the disease.

Lunch & Learn – Let’s Talk About Living, Let’s Talk About Hospice

On-demand

11/10/2021 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Julie McIntosh, LPN, CDP CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice is not a place, but high-quality care that enables patients and families to focus on living as fully as possible, despite a life-limiting illness. There are many misconceptions surrounding this important Medicare benefit. Join us to learn how hospice care may help your or a loved one live fully today.

Lunch & Learn – When Neurodegenerative Disorders Affect Language

On-demand

11/3/2021 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Maileen Ulep-Reed, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC Cleveland Clinic

Learn the symptoms, causes, and management of primary progressive aphasia (PPA) and its different subtypes. Review semantic variant PPA, nonfluent/agrammatic variant PPA, and logopenic variant PPA.

Lunch & Learn – Newly Diagnosed? Meet Your Friend, Physical Therapy

On-demand

10/27/2021 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Christine Ross, PT, DPT, GCS, CDP, MSCS Cleveland Clinic

Physical therapy can be key in managing any of the progressive neurological diseases treated at our center. Newly diagnosed individuals are encouraged to learn how PT can help throughout the disease continuum, from exercise recommendations to work-life balance.

Lunch & Learn – Talk with a Doc About Lewy Body Dementia

 

On-demand

10/20/2021 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Dylan Wint, MD Cleveland Clinic

Join Dr. Wint for this open forum to ask your most pressing questions about the unique challenges of living with and managing Lewy body dementia.

Lunch & Learn – Caregiving – A Family Affair

On-demand

10/13/2021 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Ruth Almén, LCSW Cleveland Clinic

When a person is diagnosed with a progressive neurological disease, the whole family is affected. Clinical social worker Ruth Almén facilitates a panel discussion with spouses, adult children and long-distance caregivers.

Lunch & Learn – Talk with a Doc About Frontotemporal Degeneration

On-demand

09/29/2021 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Aaron Ritter, MD Cleveland Clinic

Join Dr. Ritter for this open forum to ask questions about FTD and its many unique challenges.

 

Lunch & Learn – Cognition in Parkinson’s Disease

On-demand

09/22/2021 – 12 noon – 1pm Pacific Time

Program Overview:

Odinachi Oguh, MD Cleveland Clinic

30% of people living with PD report changes in their memory and thinking ability. In this talk hear how cognition is affected and tips and strategies for managing the challenges.