4th Annual Alzheimer's Awareness Garden


Memory Walk
Saturday April 17
Second Presbyterian Church
2829 Kingston Pike

  • 9 a.m. registration opens
  • 10 a.m. activities
  • 11 a.m. opening ceremonies


The Brain and Spine Institute in collaboration with the Cole Neuroscience Center will again host the 4th Annual Alzheimer's Awareness Garden April 12-16. The Alzheimer’s Awareness Garden honors families and caregivers impacted by Alzheimer’s. This year, the garden will be located outdoors in the Healing Garden.

Alzheimer's awareness shopping bags will be sold in the Gift Shop for a $5 donation with all proceeds going to the Cole Neuroscience Center.

Staff from the Brain and Spine Institute will be present from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. daily to answer questions and take registrations for the Memory Walk.

April 5 to 9, the week prior to opening the garden, special activities are planned in the main lobby from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. daily including the following.

  • Computerized memory testing
  • Tips for coping with caregiver stress
  • “Food for Thought”
  • Diabetes, stroke and the Alzheimer’s connection
  • Brain games and teasers



Activities April 5 to 9 

Monday, April 5
A.D. Baxter, Social Worker with the Cole Neuroscience Center, with tips on dealing with Alzheimer’s and relieving caregiver stress.

Thursday, April 8
Andrew Dougherty will offer complimentary computerized memory testing - the ALZselftest.
Tuesday, April 6
Lora Yoakum, diabetes nurse educator, with information on Alzheimer’s and the stroke/diabetes connection.
Friday, April 9
Janet Seiber, RD, with “Food for Thought” - information on healthy brain nutrition.
Wednesday, April 7
Brain & Spine staff with hands-on computer games and puzzles to tease your brain.