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Envision Lecture Presentations

An educational series to improve health and quality of life

Envision Lecture Presentations

An educational series to improve health and quality of life

In 2019, CICOA launched the Envision Lecture Series to bring to the forefront issues that impact seniors, people with disabilities and communities.

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Developments in Dementia Research

October 24, 2019

Featuring:
  • Dr. Jared Brosch, neurologist at IU Health
  • Tom Coverdale, Indiana’s Mr. Basketball 1998 and dementia caregiver

A diagnosis of dementia can be devastating to individuals, but it also has a profound impact on the entire family, friends and communities. Dr. Jared Brosch, a neurologist at Indiana University discussed those implications and developments in dementia research on Oct. 24 during CICOA's Envision Lecture. Dr. Brosch also shared evidence that links lifestyle and what the future may look like for those with the disease.

Tom Coverdale knows just how devastating a dementia diagnosis can be. The former Indiana University basketball star from Noblesville shared his story about how life changed for him and his family when his mother began having memory loss at age 55.

Mental Health and the Aging Brain

April 25, 2019

Featuring:
  • C. Andrew Class, MD, Psychiatrist, St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital & Heart Center and St. Vincent Stress Center
  • Cynthia Reynolds, LCSW, Care Coordinator, Eskenazi Health Aging Brain Care
  • Todd Wagoner, MSW, LCSW, C-ASWCM, Community Health Healthy Aging Transition Services (HATS)

As we age, people often talk about physical symptoms associated with getting older, but just important – if not more important – is mental health. Mental health can have a profound impact on seniors, their caregivers, loved ones and the community. Three senior care experts discussed the trends, the challenges and the impacts of mental health and aging.

How the Social Determinants of Health Rocked My World

January 24, 2019

Featuring Dr. Jennifer Sullivan, Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) Secretary

Where you live impacts your health and even life expectancy. It’s part of what’s known as the Social Determinants of Health. While eating right and exercise is important, it’s only part of the equation that determines someone’s health and healing. Dr. Jennifer Sullivan (formerly Dr. Walthall), Secretary of the Family and Social Services Administration, said when she learned about the social determinants of health, it rocked her world and informed her career path. A native of northwest Indiana, Sullivan received her medical degree at Indiana University Medical School, where she is professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics in addition to her role at FSSA.

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