Denver, CO – March 20th – Speech language pathologist Debra Bandstra will teach Brain Boosters from 11:30 – 1 MST. Debra Bandstra is very experienced with over 30 years handling this in the neurological care arena. Debra leads a Brain Boosters class at Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) – a 4-week class designed to make participants’ brains work better and help keep them organized. While a 1 hour presentation won’t be as thorough as the 4-week course, participants are expected to learn how to make their grey matter matter.
Coping Well, the monthly MS wellness program (sm), has the unique differentiator from other MS programs in that participants actively engage with each other as well as with the speaker, often nationally renowned. This enables all attendees to tailor the speaker’s materials to their specific MS challenges.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS vary among individuals and are unpredictable. It is the number one neurological disease for young adults, diagnosed usually between the ages of 20 and 50. 75% of people diagnosed are women. A new person is diagnosed every hour in this country.
Colorado currently has one of the highest rates of Multiple Sclerosis in the country. 1 in 450 people in Colorado are diagnosed with it; compared to 1 in 10,000 in Texas.
Coping Well Session
316 Dexter Street
Thursday, March 20th
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.