Still time to register for Aug. 23 “Understanding Dementia” seminar

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts is hosting a series of seminars through December designed to raise awareness about Alzeheimer’s disease and related dementias. Each event in the 2018 Understanding Dementia series is designed to offer local residents the opportunity to learn about dozens of dementia-related programs, services, products and resources – all in one location.

The series continues Thursday, Aug. 23, from 9:30-11 a.m. with “Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body.” The event will take place inside the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.

We have always known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. Now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement and how to incorporate these into a plan for healthy aging. 

Future workshops are scheduled on Sept. 27 (Dementia Conversations) and Dec. 2 (Memory Café). All of the sessions are free, but registration is required as seating is limited. To view the entire schedule and pre-register, visit

The Renaissance Centre is presenting the series in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association of Eastern North Carolina and Wake Forest SING as part of an ongoing effort to establish Wake Forest as a dementia-friendly community.


For more information, contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Debra Horton at 919-435-9566 or