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: "Stay calm and connected" will focus on the role of emotional health and its impact on prevention of dementia and other chronic illnesses. Dr. Paula will address practical ways of reducing stress & preventing depression through non-pharma methods such as deep breathing exercises, brief meditation used in dementia prevention trials as well as ideas to increase meaning in life post-retirement.
Part 5: FAQ & discussion (optional)This live, interactive 90 minute meeting on Thursday May 13th, 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 webinar is 5 pm, eastern time on May 13! If registering on May 13th, you will be sent links to the previously recorded sessions 1 through 4.
Paula Hartman-Stein, Ph.D. and in the kitchen, culinary nutritionist,
Brigid McVaugh, RDN, LD