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: 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.