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Community Health Programs JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER 2015 COMMUNIT Y HEALTH PROGRAMS UCLA Health offers community programs and events to help our neighbors lead healthier lives through wellness education and the prevention of illness and injury. Scan the QR code on the left with your smartphone or go to uclahealth.org/calendar for more information. AGING AND MEMORY CARE ASTHMA CANCER Brain Boot Camp Asthma Update This intensive course teaches healthy lifestyles and enhances memory ability for people with age-related memory concerns. When: Sessions scheduled on individual basis Where: UCLA Longevity Center, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Ste 3119 Info: (310) 794-4055 Cost: $300 for 3 hours Gerard Frank, MD, UCLA pulmonologist, will discuss the differences between allergic and nonallergic asthma and how to treat them. When: Thursday, August 6 / Noon – 1:30 pm Where: OASIS, Macy’s 3rd Level, 10730 W Pico Bl RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Colorectal Cancer: Recent Advances in Detection and Treatment Memory Care This weekly program offers caregivers and people experiencing memory loss the opportunity to learn memory techniques as well as strategies to lower stress and stimulate the mind and the body. When: Call for dates and times Where: UCLA Longevity Center, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Ste 3119 Info: (310) 794-0680 ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Beyond Alzheimer’s Support Group Do you have a loved one with a memory problem or dementia? Is the stress of being a caregiver overwhelming to you? A support group may be your answer. When: Tuesday and Thursdays (except holidays) / 6:30 – 8 pm Where: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, 1250 16th St, Board Rm G210 Info: (310) 319-3222 Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Learn how Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia are diagnosed, differentiated from other health conditions, managed and treated. When: Tuesday, September 8 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: Westside Family YMCA, 11311 La Grange Av, Los Angeles RSVP: (800) 516-5323 BRAIN ANEURYSM Brain Aneurysm Support Group The Brain Aneurysm Support Group is for patients diagnosed with an unruptured brain aneurysm, those having survived a ruptured aneurysm and all caregivers, providing them information and education relating to the diagnosis, research, treatment options and recovery process. When: Third Saturday, every other month, starting May 16 / 9:30 – 10:30 am Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, 6th Fl, Conf Rm 6236 Info: mrdemer@mednet.ucla.edu DID YOU MISS A LECTURE YOU WANTED TO ATTEND? You can find videos of some of our past lectures and learn about hyperbaric medicine, urinary incontinence, mindful awareness or sleep disorders. Info: uclahealth.org/programvideos Events in gold are offered near our UCLA offices in Malibu, Palos Verdes, Porter Ranch, Redondo Beach, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance and Westlake Village. Zev Wainberg, MD, UCLA GI Oncology program, will discuss care of colorectal cancer patients from initial diagnosis through treatment of early disease, management of metastatic cancer, traditional treatments (chemotherapy and biological therapy) and targeted biological agents being tested in clinical trials and emerging in the clinic. When: Tuesday, July 14 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Novel Therapies in Cancer Treatment — Myths and Facts about Clinical Trials Lee Rosen, MD, UCLA Drug Development Program, will present how new drugs are developed, how clinical trials are conducted and when they can/should be used in cancer treatment. Classes of drugs just entering the clinical arena and UCLA’s extensive list of clinical trials for a wide variety of cancer types will be discussed. When: Tuesday, August 11 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Complementary Therapies for Cancer Patients Lisa Kring, LCSW, Eileen Zegar, LAS, Dipl O.M., Sibel Kantarci and Michael Sieverts will provide information in the areas of meditation, acupressure, Qi Gong and Reiki, and give demonstrations on integrative therapeutic options to help improve the quality of life, health, and wellness of cancer patients. When: Tuesday, September 29 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 RESEARCH AND TRIALS UCLA conducts research for a wide range of medical disorders. Go online to learn more information about opportunities to participate in research and clinical trials. uclahealth.org/calendar UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631)