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    Head Shape Differences in Infants: What You Need to Know

    During the first couple years of life, some babies may develop plagiocephaly or brachycephaly. These conditions affect the shape of a baby’s head. Learn about plagiocephaly and brachycephaly in babies who have Down syndrome, tips on how to prevent each condition and the safest position for your baby to sleep in even if they have either of these conditions.

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    Blum Center Program: Eating for Brain Health – The MIND Diet Approach

    Nutrition is important for brain health. In this presentation, Phoebe Zhou, BS, discusses the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet and how it can support brain function as well as reduce the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease.

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    Guardianship Basics

    There is much to learn about decision-making options and protections for a child who has a developmental and/or intellectual disability when they are approaching the transition age of young adulthood or turning 18. The concept and the process of guardianship can be emotional and daunting. Julie O’Brien, MEd, LMHC, a family support clinician at the Lurie Center for Autism at MGfC and Mass General, offers information and guidance about alternative protections; what guardianship is; the different types and paths to guardianship in Massachusetts; and how to prepare. O’Brien also shares resource materials and referrals to legal experts in special needs in Massachusetts. Please note this program is not intended to be legal advice or council. It is strictly for informational and coaching purposes only. This program is a collaboration between the Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center and MGfC.

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    Getting Ahead of Family Risk of Alzheimer’s

    Randi contacted the McCance Center because she wanted to get ahead of her familial risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. We talked with her about the steps she took to do something more proactive and mitigate her family risk.

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