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For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition (particularly the MIND Diet!), exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. Bring your lunch, drinks will be provided.

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REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.


Richard Elbein, CEO, Alzheimer’s Association, Houston and Southeast Chapter, and Registered Licensed Dietitian

Richard Elbein has been the CEO of the Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association since 2002. Richard received his undergraduate degree from UT Austin in Human Nutrition & Foods,​ and his Masters degree in Biochemistry & Nutrition​ from Virginia Tech. ​He became a registered and Licensed Dietitian in 1983. Richard spent more than 20 years in health care administration prior to joining the Alzheimer’s Association.  He is particularly interested in health promotion and prevention strategies.  In 1996 he was selected as one of two American representatives to the World Health Organization’s Preventative Health Strategies program at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

Alzheimer’s is of particular passion to Richard.  His maternal grandfather lived with progressive dementia for five years prior to his death in 1998, and his paternal grandmother suffered with Alzheimer’s for many years prior to her death in 2000.  His mother was treated for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus in 2006, and he currently is his aunt’s caregiver, who is living with mixed dementia.

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