Maintaining your brain's health: Our introductory webinar covered 12 modifiable life-style factors. Click on the link below to watch experienced clinicians, geropsychologist, Paula Hartman-Stein, Ph.D. and her colleague, culinary nutritionist, Brigid McVaugh, RDN, LD. discuss the latest in evidence-based research to empower you to engage in sustainable & practical life style habits. To view it you must type in the passcode listed below the link! https://zoom.us/rec/share/m4j-5nqYmlvsvJCPaBgipF9kDL11pjEwaMAFh_CG_mUQDGnX9ec4AhhMsXzGuSzs.S8GfnIMU7VseNtnk Passcode: v=3KuFJ3
If you are inspired to learn in more depth what you can do for yourself and your family members, we are offering a 4 part, webinar-on-demand series.
Part 1 to 4 (90 minutes each), April 8, 15, 22nd, 29th @ 7:30 pm eastern time: Content to be covered
Part ONE: Enhance brain health through learning, moving, sleeping and staying calm: Dr. Paula will discuss the role of life-long learning, challenging hobbies/pursuits, and why hearing aids enhance cognition. Questions to be addressed: Does early retirement help or hurt? Should I do cross word puzzles daily? Are there apps that can help? How much sleep do I really need? How can I improve my sleep? What kind of exercise/movement should I do? Does walking make a difference? Does controlling stress really matter for brain health? What is an easy to use method of calming down immediately?
Part 2: Enhance brain health through eating well: What habits are the best for brain/heart health? Diets called Mediterranean, Nordic, Mind, DASH, Ornish, & Esselstyn all promote healthy aging. But what’s realistic to follow, especially if we don’t like to cook? What about dietary supplements? What small changes in eating can make a real difference. Does weight matter? How much does anxiety/stress impact eating and tips to reduce it.
Part 3: Enhance brain health through eating "power foods": These foods only work when you incorporate them into your meals and snacks on a regular basis. Ms McVaugh will show you examples of what she has in her kitchen and provide practical tips on planning, shopping and preparing meals.
Part 4: Enhance brain health through managing emotions and creating meaning in your life. Dr. Paula will address practical ways of reducing stress & preventing depression through non-pharma methods such as deep breathing exercises, contact with nature as well as strategies of how to increase meaning in life post-retirement. Participants will experience a style of meditation used in research trials for dementia prevention.
Part 5: FAQ & discussion (optional)This live, interactive one hour meeting on Thursday May 6th, 7:30 eastern time, will not be recorded. Participants have the option of discussing their efforts of reducing their risks and optimizing their brain health. This is NOT group therapy but a chance to answer questions and discuss challenges and successes from what they have learned.
Cost of the 4 part educational series, plus an optional FAQ & discussion meeting: $135; If you cannot attend the live sessions, they will be available on-demand. Click the PayPal link below to register; deadline to participate in the live, interactive webinars is midnight, April 7th !
Paula Hartman-Stein, Ph.D. and in the kitchen, culinary nutritionist,
Brigid McVaugh, RDN, LD
Healing Properties of Nature: Translating Research into Practice" April 14, 2021, Direction Home Continuing Education webinar, Akron/Canton Area Agency on Aging