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September 2023

Aging Gracefully is now published six times per year, in the odd-numbered months. And you can always find aging-and-dementia-related resources on our new web page, further updated since July. Scroll to the end to learn more.


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In Mice, a Preventative Vaccine Clears Brain Plaques Tied to Alzheimer's

Scientists say the results of tests done on mice are encouraging. Click here for the full article.

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Dementia: Daily Dose of olive oil could boost brain health, according to new study

Opting for olive oil could reduce your risk of fatal dementia, according to a new study.

Participants who included half a teaspoon of olive oil in their daily diet were 28% less likely to die of dementia.

The study authors found that replacing a single teaspoon of margarine or mayonnaise with olive oil reduced the risk of fatal dementia by 8 to 14%.

For more information, click this link.

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Dementia and Alzheimer's: 13 Bad Brain Health Habits

Yes, these include junk food, smoking, insomnia, social isolation, and being a couch potato. Read the full article.

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Symptoms, Causes, Risks

Clip art-like pictures showing symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency

Graphic above accompanies article.

Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause fatigue, muscle weakness, and memory problems.

Click here to read more

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Click here to download an article about the benefits of pinball for those who are aging and/or developing dementia.

This web site also lists pinball locations in the Toledo area.

Fall-Themed Banner Saying September and October Community Trainings and Activities for Seniors and Caregivers

You can find more from and about most of these organizations by visiting the new Senior Committee page of the Lucas DD web site See below.

Dementia Friends of Ohio Training Sessions - hosted through the Ohio Council for Cognitive Health

Scheduled through December with the next ones September 14 and September 26

Ohio SIBS SibTalk on Aging and Disability, September 28

Click here to learn more about this and other SibTalks (mostly virtual)

Alzheimer's Association of Greater Michigan Developmental Disability Supportive Service Program (DDSSP) IDD-and-Dementia Webinar Series.

Click here to view the schedule of IDD-and-dementia webinars still to come in September and October. (Scroll down to "DDSSP Education.")

Next up is Activity Planning for Individuals with IDD and Dementia, September 20.

"Aging and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults Living with HIV"

Presented by the Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center

Online September 18.

1 CE hour for Nursing and Social Work.

Click here to learn more and register.

Northwest Ohio Area Office on Aging Events Calendar

Virtual and In-Person Support Groups, Workshops, and More, Now through the end of 2023

MemoryLane Care Services Events Calendar

Virtual and In-person Caregiving Workshops and Caregiver Support

through September

Toledo Area Dementia Coalition Meeting

Friday, October 6, 1 to 2:30 pm

May be in-person or hybrid depending on participants' needs/interests.

In-person location would be

MemoryLane Care Services

2500 N. Reynolds Road, Toledo, Ohio

If you are interested in attending, please contact Lyndi Wyrostek, [email protected] and share whether you would prefer to attend in-person or virtually.

Walk Events

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Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo Buddy Walk

October 1, 2023 at Owens Community College

(Photo from Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo website.)

Many Walk to End Alzheimer's Events are taking place throughout Northwest Ohio, throughout September and October, 2023.

Click here. The walk here in the City of Toledo is October 14 at Promenade Park.

Synergy Conference, October 4-6

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Sandusky

Conference for those living with developmental disabilities and those who support them, focused on collaboration and connections.

Click here to learn more and register.

This year's agenda includes a session designed to help aging caregivers plan for the future. Click here to learn more.

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Aging Gracefully is published and edited by the

Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities (LCBDD or Lucas DD) Senior Supports Committee.

Click here for the NEW Senior Support Committee web site page, and learn about:

  • How we can help providers and families support an individual who is aging, or has or may develop dementia
  • How we can help families plan and transition as a caregiver ages, and siblings or other relatives take on more caregiving responsibilities
  • Activities and tips for healthy aging, especially for those with DD
  • Webinars, trainings, and everyday tips related to aging, DD and dementia, offered by partner organizations and other professionals

Here is an additional page of the LCBDD web site that can help you locate sources of financial help for various needs (for all ages).

The Senior Committee includes LCBDD staff, as well as providers and

families who have experience with aging and dementia.

Click here to find past issues of the newsletter.

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