St. John's Cognitive Health will host the eighth annual
Cognitive Health Speaker Series on June 13 and 14, in partnership with St. John’s Wellness and the
University of Wyoming’s Center on Aging. This year’s featured
speaker is Martha Clare Morris, ScD, author of
Diet for the MIND.
On Thursday, June 13, Dr. Morris will present
The MIND Diet for Brain Function and Health from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at The National Museum of Wildlife Art. Tickets are
$10, available at
“The types of foods you eat can dramatically reduce your risk for
Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as well as Parkinson's
disease,” said Martha Stearn, MD, founder and director of
St. John’s Cognitive Health. “This presentation will highlight those nutrients that protect
On Friday, June 14, Dr. Morris will present
Supplements and the Brain from noon to 1:00 pm at the Snow King Grand Ballroom. Learn how dietary
supplements are different from the nutrients we absorb from food, and
which supplements have strong scientific evidence of brain benefits. The
presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with Dr.
Dr. Stearn, as well as a book signing. This event is free, and no ticket is required.
Dr. Martha Clare Morris received her doctoral degree in epidemiology from
the Harvard School of Public Health and has over 20 years’ experience
studying how nutrition relates to the development of Alzheimer’s
disease and other forms of cognitive decline.
Roughly 10,000 Wyomingites suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and
other dementias (up from 7,000 in 2000), and the number is anticipated
to rise to 13,000 by 2025. Nationally more than 5 million Americans are
living with AD, and by 2050, that number is projected to reach 13.5 million.
Preventive measures and early diagnosis are essential to managing memory
loss and its enormous toll on families and communities.
Further details about the
Cognitive Health Speaker Series are available at
tetonhospital.org/wordsonwellness or by calling 307.739.7399
Media Contact: Karen Connelly at 739-7390 or email
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S COGNITIVE HEALTH
Since 2009, St. John's Cognitive Health, a service group of St. John's
Medical Center Physician Practices, has been actively engaged in raising
public awareness about memory loss and cognitive impairment. The clinic
provides assessment, treatment, and care planning for those suffering
from memory impairments, as well as support services for families and
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center. For more information, visit tetonhospital.org.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The mission of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic
support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s
Medical Center, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence,
and community wellness.