Dementia Education
Virtual Event

Y♀ur Brain Health: Stress and Depression as Risk Factors for Dementia

About This Program

Register for our fourth Women’s Brain Health Webinar about stress and depression and get insights and practical tips to identify and manage the signs and symptoms.

Join us for a relaxed hour to hear from Ottawa and Renfrew County Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants Bonnie Daros, Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant and Mary Prince, Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Nurse and the Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant.

In less than 60 minutes, they will:

  • Explain what stress and depression are
  • Talk about how stress and depression affect women
  • Share the signs and symptoms so you can recognize them in yourself and others around you
  • Offer practical tips for managing stress and mental wellness
  • Provide advice for what to do if you need more support
  • Lead us in a few mindful meditation moments, and
  • Answer your questions in an optional Question and Answer session

Register for this free webinar to learn more, and start the New Year with some sound wellness resolutions.

Why This Topic Matters?

Stress is a normal response to situational pressures or demands, especially if they are perceived as threatening or dangerous. Stress is the result of brain chemicals, called hormones, surging through the body.

When stress becomes overwhelming and prolonged, the risks for mental health problems and medical problems increase. Long-term stress increases the risk of mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, substance use problems, sleep problems, pain and bodily complaints such as muscle tension.

Source: https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-illness-and-addiction-index/stress

The above are also known risk factors for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Details

Presented By

The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

Date and Time

Wednesday, 18 January 2023
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Cost

No charge

Location

Virtual

What You Can Expect

1

Learn about stress and depression.

2

Learn how stress and depression affect women.

3

Find answers to your brain-health related questions in an optional Q&A session.

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