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Gout Healthcare Advice Multiple Sclerosis Gout Update Advance Directives REACH to Achieve Program TUESDAY, APRIL 23 / 6:30 to 8:00 pm WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 / 7:00 to 8:30 pm ONGOING William Martin, MD, UCLA rheumatologist, will discuss the diagnosis, symptoms, risk factors, prognosis and treatment of acute and chronic gout. The potential association of gout and hyperuricemia with other conditions such as kidney and heart disease will also be discussed. Robert Ashley, MD, UCLA family physician, will discuss end-of-life care, how to choose a durable power of attorney for healthcare and how to make choices about the direction of your healthcare. This weekly wellness program focuses on fitness, memory, emotional well-being, recreation and health education for individuals with multiple sclerosis. WHERE: Miller Family YMCA, 320 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Heart Disease WomenHeart West Los Angeles MONDAYS, APRIL 8, MAY 13 & JUNE 10 / 7:00 pm This peer-led support group is part of WomenHeart, a national coalition for women with heart disease. Sessions will provide peer support, advocacy and education by leading professionals in the field. WHERE: UCLA Cardiac Rehab Center, 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 206C INFO: (310) 825-0014 or Medical Management of Heart Disease THURSDSAY, MAY 2 / 1:15 to 2:45 pm Roman Leibzon, MD, UCLA cardiologist, will discuss risk factor modification and medical treatments for heart disease. WHERE: Conejo Valley YMCA, 4031 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 WHERE: The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th Street, Santa Monica TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 WHERE: Marilyn Hilton MS Achievement Center INFO & APPLICATION: (310) 267-4071 Obesity Memory Care Preventing Childhood Obesity TUESDAY, APRIL 30 / 7:00 to 8:30 pm Memory Care ONGOING / 1:00 to 4:15 pm UCLA Longevity Center’s weekly program will discuss issues regarding mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer’s dementia for both caregivers and people experiencing memory loss. Memory Care will teach memory techniques to lower stress and stimulate the mind and the body. Cost: $400 per month. David Feazell, MD, UCLA pediatrician, will discuss the keys to healthy living as it pertains to preventing obesity in our community’s youth. Among other things, diet and exercise guidance/counseling will be addressed. WHERE: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Auditorium 1250 16th Street, Santa Monica TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 INFO: or (310) 794-6314 Parkinsonian Disorders Midwives Planning Your Pregnancy and Birth with UCLA Midwives Parkinsonian Support Group WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 & JUNE 12 / 6:00 to 7:30 pm Sharing mutual support with other families who are on a similar journey can be a great benefit to those with Parkinsonian Disorders and you also receive education, information and resources at these meetings. Sponsored by the UCLA Movement Disorders Clinic, Yvette Bordelon, MD, Movement Disorders specialist, will be available to provide updates on current and pending research. Come and discuss pregnancy care and birth options, preparation for pregnancy, optimal prenatal care and how to create an individual birth plan with UCLA midwives. WHERE: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Suite 3102 TO RSVP: (310) 206-4567 FRIDAY, MAY 3 & JUNE 7 / 1:00 to 3:00 pm WHERE: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Room 3102 TO RSVP: or (310) 206-2154 F E AT URE D E V E N T Alzheimer’s Caregiver Education Webinars Join us for a free, live-streaming webinar series that addresses the needs and concerns of caregivers, loved ones and anyone touched by Alzheimer’s disease. info: What is Dementia? Wednesday, April 17 Noon to 1:00 pm David B. Reuben MD, Chief of Geriatric Medicine Advanced Directives: Planning Ahead Wednesday, May 15 Noon to 1:00 pm Neil Wenger, MD, Director, of UCLA Healthcare Ethics Center Surviving Caregiving Wednesday, June 19 Noon to 1:00 pm Linda Ercoli, PhD, Director of Geriatric Psychology Vital Signs Spring 2013 Vol. 58 13