Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation promotes ‘brain sports’

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THE 2011 Scrabble Bash will take place at the Dutch Burgher Union on Saturday, 26 February from 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.  for the third successive year.  Scrabble enthusiasts will vie for the winners and runner up trophies and for a number of attractive prizes.  

Scrabble is one of the many ‘thinking’ memory games promoted to stimulate brain activity in order to reduce the risk of dementia.  A number of studies carried out on such ‘brain sports’ has proven that such mentally stimulating activities in early and middle adulthood are strongly connected to reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease later on in life.  Social aspects of such games as Scrabble can reduce loneliness and depression as well.

The Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation (LAF) is an Approved Charity and is a registered volunteer based community organization.  LAF is committed to improving the quality of life of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and support their family caregivers.

The Foundation’s vision to build the Dementia Services and Information Centre is accomplished.  The Centre will be opened in 2011, which is the Foundation’s tenth anniversary. The facility would provide for a Day Care Centre, Secretariat, Library and Resource Centre, Memory Clinic and Training Centre.

For more information call 2583488