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