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EWTN Exclusives: Keeping Your Brain Healthy/Help For Those With Dementia & Their Caregivers

1/30/2013 - 1:40 PM PST

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IRONDALE, AL (January 30, 2013) - Are you interested in keeping your brain healthy as you age? Do you think it's too late? Have you or a loved one already been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia? Are you a caretaker to someone with dementia?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you will not want to miss two special series coming exclusively to the EWTN Global Catholic Network in February and March. (Find EWTN at

"Remembering Jesus" is a riveting 13-part series that gives you both a Catholic and a medical perspective for keeping your brain healthy and features Fr. Roger Landry and Dr. Vincent Fortanasce, a Clinical Professor of Neurology at University of Southern California, who is a renowned bio-ethicist, author, and radio show host. Airs 11 p.m. ET Mondays, with an encore at 3:30 a.m. ET Saturdays, beginning March 4.

You'll learn about Dr. Fortanasce's unique four-part plan for keeping your brain healthy. Trust us; it's not the same old stuff! You'll also be happy to know that many Catholic faith practices can make a demonstrable difference in your health. Learn why forgiveness and prayer are key to alleviating stress; hear Fr. Landry relay great stories about Pope John Paul II who managed to put his day behind him by going to the chapel, dropping to his knees, and famously saying, "It's your Church Lord, I'm going to bed!"

In addition, don't miss a special week on EWTN's "Women of Grace" series entitled "When the Diagnosis is Dementia." The programs air at 11 a.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, Feb. 4-8 -- exclusively on EWTN. Host Johnnette Benkovic interviews Ellen Marie Edmonds, author of "Embracing Dementia: A Call to Love" (; Dr. Jacqueline DeMarco, a clinical psychologist; and Dr. DeLisa West, a neuropsychologist, about the signs of dementia, cognitive testing and assessment, behavioral challenges, care options, grief management, role and relationship changes, the importance of faith, the need for good support programs and more.

These are outstanding programs that will make a difference in your life and the lives of those you love!

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 32th year, is available in over 225 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.


EWTN Global Catholic Network  AL, 35210 US
Michelle Johnson - Director of Communications,  205-795-5769


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  1. gwen crawford
    1 year ago

    I worked with Alz. paients in the nursing home setting yrs ago. It is very interesting.. I am glad they find new ways to help every day.

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