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Fridays-At-The Ivey Brain Health Workshops

2023 Schedule

12-week Brain Health Workshops featuring leading experts in multiple disciplines and perspectives to build brain-healthy routines to keep your brain sharp and age well.

  •  Sign up now for our next 12-week Workshop Series beginning February 10th.

7-week education workshop sessions 9:30am – 12:30pm, Fridays

5-week wellness sessions (brain gym & wellness coach), 1-hr weekly appointments, 9:00am, 12:00pm Mon-Thurs

  • Chris Jones
    Chris Jones

    The Ivey really saved my life and enriched my husband’s life after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. My husband’s neurologist told us this would be a wonderful place for him to come during the day and return to our home at night. The Ivey itself is a lovely space. Handsome living room, dining room and den where members can talk by the warming fireplace. The enclosed outdoor porch is full of plants, rocking chairs and bird feeders. The other spaces are very welcoming and are used for arts and crafts, bathing, hair care and quiet reflection. Members are greeted each day with a hug from a warm and caring staff. They really become family! They are interested in getting to know the members’ hobbies, interests and talents. They treat each person with dignity and respect. All are very well trained in dementia and know how to engage each person in ways I did not even think about: dancing, game playing, and singing, for example. I think The Ivey is Charlotte's jewel for assisting both caregivers and their loved ones in getting the critical care that is needed to better cope with this hideous disease.

  • Susan Layman
    Susan Layman

    My husband was diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer's eight years ago and didn't decline until about 2 years ago. I was still working from home and had to find something for my husband to do. I was familiar with The Ivey from attending their support group. He loved going to The Ivey and loved to dance and paint and visit with Lynn Ivey in her office. It was a lifesaver for me and enabled me to keep my job. The staff there is second to none. I can't thank them enough for everything that did for my husband.

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    Fridays-At-The Ivey

    For those who want to build brain-healthy routines, increase knowledge base, keep the brain sharp, and age well.

    Have you ever:

    As these situations happen more often, you begin to worry because you have a family history of dementia or you know someone who does. You are a part of the “worried-well.”

    Fridays-At-The Ivey is for YOU if you have a desire to keep your brain SHARP because:

    1.  You have experienced:
    • Family members or friends with memory loss
    • Patients (or family members of patients) with memory loss
    • Age-related cognitive changes
    2.  Or YOU are experiencing mental cloudiness from:
    • Social isolation from 2020 pandemic
    • Menopause
    • Cancer treatment
    • Anesthesia
    • COVID-19
    • Other reasons

    What's good for the heart is also good for the brain!

    For many years, scientists around the world have focused their attention on heart health because cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally. Although not eradicated, heart health has improved and rates of death from heart disease are declining.
    Because rates of death from Alzheimer’s Disease are increasing, scientific research is now focusing on a new frontier, brain health! Research is now teaching us how to enhance our brain’s health for a clearer, sharper mind …. IF we begin working on it early.

    Sanjay Gupta's Tips For Brain Health