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

On-demand

12/19/2021 – 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.