September 2022 NEWS FROM OPICA

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"The best tunes are played

on the oldest fiddles!" 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

PET Reveals Best

Timing for Trials

of Alzheimer's

Disease Drugs

By Will Morton,

staff writer

 August 22, 2022 

PET scans can detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease long before other biomarkers, a study published August 22 in JAMA Neurology has found. The discovery could mean research studies for drugs to treat Alzheimer's should start at an earlier stage.

A group in Montreal, Quebec studied amyloid PET radiotracer activity in PET brain scans of a large group of Alzheimer's disease patients enrolled in clinical trials. The team found significant early activity in most patients who were considered negative for the disease and suggests moving the starting gate when it comes to testing new drugs.

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Music for Enjoyment

Songs for our ears and souls. Enjoy!

Cyndi Lauper, ‘Time After Time’ 

Patsy Cline, ‘Crazy’

Sinéad O’Connor, ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’

Whitney Houston, ‘I Will Always Love You’  

The Temptations, ‘My Girl’

The Ronettes, ‘Be My Baby’

Prince and the Revolution, ‘Purple Rain’

Stevie Wonder, ‘Superstition’


OZ Program Continues

Stay connected, stay engaged with OZ.

(You can even do both, in-person and online)

Are you looking for a daily activity for your loved one?

Is your loved one lonely and needs a place to socialize?

Would you like to add something new to your daily routine?

Join the Day Program or Online Day Program at OPICA

OZ OPICA on Zoom

Click here for the Online Program description.

OZ is a daily interactive program for older adults, and those experiencing memory loss, easily accessible from a single zoom link. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday through Friday OZ engages seniors with activities including exercise, cultural adventures, cognitive activities, home art experiences, and musical engagement and performances.

Click here to see the OZ flyer

If you haven't tried our OZ program and would like to join, please contact

Jyoti Rawat at 

 or call 410-478-0226.

Online Day Programs Continue

Join us every week for one, two or as many groups as 

you want to be part of.

Mindfulness Based Art Group, Spirit Builders Group,

and Art Class.

All of our groups are facilitated by Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) and trainees

Contact Sara Kaye for more information

about these groups

OPICA's Brain Train Program,

Zoom or In Person... 

What's best for You? 

Email Jyoti Rawat for more information

OPICA won Senior Living Care - Retirement for the Westside and beyond. We are now up for the same category for all of the Southland. It is easy to vote.



The South Bay Dementia Education Consortium


Connecting Over Grief: A Discussion on Healing, Coping, and Caregiving

The discussion will speak to the emotional, physical, and spiritual impact of loss and map out the roads that lead toward healing and recovery.  

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 

3:00 - 4:30pm

on Zoom

Click here to register

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OPICA and Mary Easton Center

Invite you to a 

Free Virtual Education  Event: Caring for the Caregiver Monday, September 19th, 

10:30- 11:30am 

Are you responsible for the care of a loved one? This presentation will provide the tools and education needed to for this journey and will focus on practical tips to sustain and care for the caregiver. 

Free Seminar 

Registration Required 

Click here to register

If you have, any questions please contact

Pam Schwimmer, 

OPICA Community Outreach Associate or call


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