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Spot Light


World Alzheimer Report 2013

September 2013 marked the second global World Alzheimer's Month, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge stigma. World Alzheimer's Month in 2013 followed the theme ‘Dementia: a journey of caring’. On World Alzheimer's Day (21 September), Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) published the 2013 World Alzheimer Report which looked at the issue of long-term care.

Read the complete 2013 World Alzheimer Report (PDF 92 pages)


Dr. William R. Shankle, Program Director, Memory and Cognitive Disorders, Hoag Neurosciences Institute, discusses Alzheimer's and the OC Vital Brain Aging Program.

Dr. William R. Shankle, Program Director, Memory and Cognitive Disorders, Hoag Neurosciences Institute, discusses Alzheimer's.

Dr. William R. Shankle, Program Director, Memory and Cognitive Disorders, Hoag Neurosciences Institute, discusses maintaining a healthy brain.

What's New?


Interactive Workshop: Vitalize Your Brain!

The Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program at Hoag and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity present a 4-part series of fun, family-friendly workshops to promote brain health through imagination and creativity.

10/7/14 - Mixed-Media Portraits:

Use a mix of materials to create a self-portrait. Materials includes different textured paper, textiles and more!

10/14/14 - Step by Step drawing:

Learn to draw your favorite Looney Tunes characters, such as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck! Your pencil can draw more than just a straight line!

10/21/14 - Animal Sculptures:

Create your own animal sculptures with Model Magic. Dont know what Model Magic is? Come and find out!

10/28/14 - Pastel-icious:

Use the "creative crayon" to create your own masterpieces! Learn to use pastels and other techniques. Well use the Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and other Chuck Jones characters as inspiration, or you may bring your own.

Reservations are required. To register, call Sasha Advani at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at 949-660-7793 ext. 107 or register online at chuckjonescenter.org.


Memory Assessment Service

The Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program is offering in-person memory assessment service at four locations throughout Orange County:

This service is generously subsidized by Hoag Neuroscience Institute and is offered at a cost of $45.

Hoag Neurosciences Institute
3900 West Coast Highway, 3rd Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Oasis Senior Center
801 Narcissus Avenue
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Hoag Hospital Irvine
Physician Office Building
(located near the hospital)
16300 Sand Canyon Ave, Suite 301
Irvine, CA 92618
Hoag Health Center - Huntington Beach
19582 Beach Blvd, Suite 100
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

For more information, or to schedule an in-person screening, please visit the Orange County Vital Brain Aging website or call us at 949-764-6288.

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