To honor Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and acknowledge this important issue, we went back to the recording booth for another episode of The MotherPod to discuss dementia, cognitive decline, ‘mom brain’ and tips to take to improve your brain health.
On Episode 7 of The MotherPod our host, Kayla Thomas, interviewed Dr. Elizabeth Chapman. Dr. Chapman is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UW Division of Geriatrics. She currently serves as both medical director of the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) service at the UW Hospital and of the UW Geriatric Transitional Care program. Her primary interests are improving the medical care of older adults both in the hospital and as they transition back into the community. Additionally, she works with current geriatrics fellows as an associated program director for the fellowship program.
In addition to her amazing professional work, Dr. Chapman provided guidance to the WWHF’s “Better Brain Health” GrapeVine Unit. The GrapeVine Program trains nurses to deliver health education sessions within their communities.
The focus for this episode was diving into important information about brain health that all mothers should know, including:
Some of the most common myths about brain health and aging.
Advice on reducing the risk of cognitive decline.
Specific steps that Dr. Chapman has taken to protect her own brain health.
For these topics, and more, click here to tune into the latest episode of the MotherPod, and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Interested in learning more about brain health or other health topics? To explore upcoming GrapeVine sessions in your area, check our events calendar.
Are you a nurse, interested in helping out in your community? Dr. Chapman will be leading a training session at the 2017 GrapeVine Conference. Click here for more information.