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Community Health Programs JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 2016 COMMUNIT Y HEALTH PROGRAMS UCLA Health offers community programs and events to help our neighbors lead healthier lives through wellness education. Go to for more information. AGING AND MEMORY CANCER Brain Boot Camp Cancer of the Brain: Primary Tumors and other Metastatic Disease This intensive course will teach participants healthy lifestyles and ways to enhance memory for people with age-related memory concerns. Cost: $300 for 3 hours of Brain Boot Camp. When: Sessions are scheduled on individual basis Where: UCLA Longevity Center, 10945 Le Conte Av, Ste 3119 Info: (310) 794-4055 Memory Care A weekly program for both caregivers and people experiencing memory loss to learn memory techniques as well as strategies to lower stress and stimulate the mind and the body. When: Thursdays, 1 – 4 pm Where: UCLA Longevity Center, 10945 Le Conte Av, Ste 3119 RSVP: (310) 794-0680 ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Caregiver Support Group Phioanh (Leia) Nghiemphu, MD, UCLA neurologist, will discuss individualized brain cancer treatment with emphasis on glioblastoma and the management of brain metastases from other types of cancers. When: Tuesday, January 12 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Treating Cancer with the Immune System Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, director, UCLA Tumor Immunology Program, will discuss how cancer immunotherapy redirects the immune system to fight cancer. Specific antibodies used for patients with advanced melanoma and other cancers will also be discussed. When: Tuesday, February 9 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Cancer and Emotional Eating A support group for family members and caregivers coping with a loved one’s Alzheimer’s disease. When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month / 1 – 2:30 pm Where: Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA, 10911 Weyburn Av, 3rd Fl Info: (310) 794-6039 or Carolyn Katzin, CNT, will discuss how a cancer diagnosis can lead to emotional eating and exacerbate underlying metabolic conditions such as glucose control or hypertension. She will also discuss ways to integrate self-soothing modalities to reduce stress-associated emotional eating. When: Tuesday, March 8 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 ANXIETY DISORDERS  Colorectal Cancer Update Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety and Tolerating Emotional Pain Anxiety disorders bring about emotional pain and oftentimes efforts to get rid of the pain result in more pain. Shana Doronn, LSCW, PhD, will discuss ways to stop the cycle of emotional pain and live a more meaningful life. When: Tuesday, January 26 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Auditorium, 1250 16th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Events in gold are offered near our UCLA community offices. UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631) Kevork Kazanjian, MD, chief of Colorectal Surgery at UCLA will focus on screenings and the latest treatments available, and how to prevent colorectal cancer. When: Wednesday / March 16, 7 – 8:30 pm Where: Santa Clarita Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Look Good, Feel Better Class This specially designed American Cancer Society program teaches how to use scarves, wigs and makeup to address the side effects of cancer treatments and regain confidence. For cancer patients only. When: Monday, March 21 / 2:30 – 4:30 pm Where: 1821 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 200, Santa Monica RSVP: (800) 227-2345 FEATURED EVENT PLAY 4 KAY BREAST CANCER AWARENESS GAME UCLA Women’s Basketball hosts their 10th annual Play 4 Kay Breast Cancer Awareness game versus Washington State, in conjunction with the Iris Cantor – UCLA Women’s Health Center, Revlon/UCLA Breast Center and Santa Monica Breast Centers, Iris Cantor Center for Breast Imaging, Simms-Mann Center for Integrative Oncology, and UCLA Livestrong. Funds raised at the event will support UCLA breast cancer research and services and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Tickets are $2 with the promo code PLAY4KAY and on sale now through the Central Ticket Office. When: Friday, February 12 / 7 pm Where: Pauley Pavilion Info: CATARACT Cataracts: What You Need to Know Olivia Lee, MD, UCLA ophthalmologist, will give an overview of the past, present and future of cataract surgery and discuss advancements in cataract surgery that make it safer and easier to perform surgery. When: Thursday, February 25 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: The Fair Oaks, 951 S. Fair Oaks Av, Pasadena RSVP: (800) 516-5323 DEMENTIA Dementia with Lewy Bodies Sarah Kremen, MD, will discuss how dementia with Lewy Bodies is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease and how it can easily be mistaken for it. This webinar will review the symptoms, diagnostic criteria and management of this neurodegenerative disease. When: Thursday, January 21 / 11 am – Noon Where: Webinar Info: