Events and Community

Events and Community


On Wednesday, February 28 at 6pm PT, Stanford is co-hosting a Spanish-language webinar on Lewy body dementia (LBD) with Brain Support Network.  The webinar is open to anyone.   (Brain Support Network runs an LBD caregiver support group in Northern and Central California.)

Stanford’s Carla Abdelnour, MD, PhD, will be the speaker.  And Linda Higueras with Brain Support Network will moderate; Linda’s father had LBD.

Here is a (Spanish-language) blog post about the event:

Seminario web sobre la demencia con cuerpos de Lewy, 28 de febrero – regístrese ahora


Have you ever wondered how exercise is good for your brain health? I don’t mean exercise as in finishing a tough crossword puzzle. I mean the relationship between your brain and your skeletal muscles. I am going to attach a great article that discusses this relationship in detail. Click here for full article.

For those of you who prefer a quick synopsis, these are some of the main points:

1. Skeletal muscle is one of the biggest organs in the human body. It is also an endocrine tissue that releases signaling molecules to other parts of your body- including your brain!
2. Our brains and muscles are in constant communication with each other.

Lisbeth Garces, Spanish Community Liaison