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DR. SULLIVAN’S AWARD-WINNING BRAIN HEALTH ZOOM WEBINAR LECTURE SERIES MONTHLY THROUGH DECEMBER 2021
Brain health should be a top priority for all of us but especially to those living with a brain health challenge.
If you've had a stroke, traumatic brain injury or are living with any neuropsychological disorder, including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor or orthostatic tremor, the impact of normal brain aging can be even more significant and increase your risk of developing dementia of all kinds.
This fact requires informed decision making for those in the brain health community of what to do and what not to do to increase or decrease your risk of developing a significant cognitive disorder.
Neuroscience research is VERY CLEAR that you can reduce the risk of developing dementia as we age and, yes, even after a brain health challenge.
But, how exactly can you do that?
BY MAKING INFORMED, EVIDENCE-BASED BRAIN HEALTH DECISIONS EVERY DAY!
Who do you trust to instruct you on what specifically those daily choices should be? Research tells us that while people would prefer to learn from their doctors how to make their brain strong and healthy, instead they receive most of their information from popular magazines and commercials.
This is concerning, because these media messages are often sponsored by corporations selling a product, which brings their truthfulness into question and increases the risk of exploitation. In fact, an $8 billion marketplace of “brain fitness” products have developed in recent years.
Supplements, computer games and phone apps promise to maintain and enhance your brain functioning and, occasionally, prevent or reverse brain diseases like dementia.
These products often offer a “one pill” or “one game” solution based on the misconception that a single intervention will stall the multifactorial processes of brain aging that occur throughout a lifetime.
This approach neglects the complex interaction of genetic and lifestyle factors known to influence brain health across the life span (your DNA, cardiovascular health, diet, exercise, sleep, social connection, stress, hobbies) that YOU must know and understand if your brain is to age successfully.
I feel a responsibility to do better.
These facts troubled me and inspired me to develop a monthly lecture series based on a state-of the-art curriculum of brain health topics important to YOU, the brain health community. By translating advances in neuroscience into easy-to-understand teachings and easy-to-follow recommendations, you are guaranteed to improve your brain health and quality of life.
The findings of scientific research are too often distorted once they reach popular media and are presented in way that is skewed for profit. There is such rich understanding of the brain at the scientific level that doesn't typically trickle down to real people. I’ve built my career on bridging the gap between these two worlds and am thrilled to offer this monthly curriculum to you, the brain health community.
SECOND THURSDAYS @ 6 P.M. ET | MONTHLY THROUGH DECEMBER 2021
EACH SESSION IS LIMITED TO 100 LEARNERS
- JUL 8 | How Do Substances Affect the Aging Brain? From Alcohol to Diet and Health Supplements
- AUG 12 | The Psychology of Aging: Strategies for Better Coping
- SEPT 9 | The Importance of Social Connection in Older Adulthood: It Takes a Village
- OCT 14 | Evidence-based Methods for Improving Your Memory
- NOV 11 | How Sleep Changes with Age: Effects on Memory and Mood
- DEC 9 | Brain Health as We Age: Dr. Sullivan's Top 10 Recommendations
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