Strategies for Maintaining Brain Health

Presented by Gary Small, MD on 10-17-2014 at 9 a.m. Pacific

This presentation will address two questions: Do we have control over our brain health as we age? And, supposing we do, what is it we can or should be doing right now to protect our brain health? While science has yet to provide definitive answers when it comes to the effect of lifestyle habits on brain health, this presentation will answer these questions with “yes” and “adopt a healthy lifestyle,” respectively.

We know that genetics account for only part of the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, non-genetic factors are likely to contribute risk for the disease. Recent evidence suggests that healthy lifestyle strategies may aid people in defying some of the symptoms of dementia for several years, and a recent study found that a 25% reduction in variable risk factors could possibly prevent as many as 500,000 cases of Alzheimer's disease in the United States and 3 million cases internationally.

This web conference will review the latest science on what people can do to improve memory and stave off symptoms of dementia, and provide practical ideas and strategies for good nutrition, physical and mental exercise, weight management, and stress reduction to maintain brain health throughout life.

This web conference is intermediate instructional level and designed to help clinicians:

  1. Discuss risk factors and protective factors for cognitive decline;
  2. Describe behavioral habits that protect brain health and lower risk for dementia;
  3. Assess new research approaches to improving treatments for Alzheimer’s disease;
  4. List memory techniques that can increase cognitive abilities.

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How the Web Conference Works

Attendees who register for this event will log in to the web conference center by using a computer and calling in to the teleconference line. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via computer. Live streaming video and/or document sharing will also be available to participants. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions.

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.

This event will include lecture and question-and-answer periods. A recording of the web conference will be available to members in GoodTherapy.org's Continuing Education Archives within two weeks. After the live event, a written transcript of the event will be available in the Member's Area. Members of GoodTherapy.org can receive continuing education credits for attending this event by logging in to the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395. 

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.

Event Reviews from Members

"I appreciated Dr. Small's use of personal examples to make his points." - Thomas Woodward LPC

Meet the Presenter

Gary Small, MD

Gary Small, MD

Gary Small, MD, is a professor of psychiatry and aging at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Director of UCLA's Longevity Center. Dr. Small and his team have been instrumental in the development of neuroimaging technologies that detect the first signs of Alzheimer's disease and brain aging years before symptoms manifest, and Dr. Small has tested medicines that may help in delaying the onset of Alzheimer's. Dr. Small's memory training and healthy aging lifestyle programs are available throughout the United States, and his work has been featured in TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and The New York Times. Dr. Small has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, PBS, CNN, and network news. He has written more than 400 scientific publications and authored many popular books, such as iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind, The Alzheimer's Prevention Program, and The Memory Bible, a New York Times bestseller. He was named one of the world's top 50 innovators in technology and science by Scientific American magazine.

For a complete list of his books and to learn more about Dr. Small and his work, please visit http://www.drgarysmall.com.

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA approval applies to all events listed after May 2011.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
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    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.