Keeping Your Brain Young - Dr. Gary Small (2008)
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Gary Small, M.D. is the Director of the UCLA Memory & Aging Research Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. His research has made the headlines of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today, among other publications. Scientific American magazine has named him one of the world’s top innovators in science and technology.
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Never before has science, medicine, and technology intersected in this same way – and with such important information for your quality of life. Learn what the latest medical and scientific evidence is telling us about how to best protect your brain to live better, longer. You will hear the research-based evidence about the effect that lifestyle has on your ability to live well into your eighties and beyond, with health, vibrancy, and cognitive sharpness.
The last decade of new technology has created a gap between young digital natives – born into the technology – and older digital immigrants – who come to it as adults. This new milestone in brain evolution has changed both the wiring of our brain and our behavior, and requires us to update the functioning of our brains, if we want to perform at our highest potential throughout our life time.
This program is for you if:
• You are at mid-life and beyond and want to stay sharp, engaged, and independent for as long as possible.
• You are a member of the sandwich generation caring for your children and your parents.
• You’ve heard the term “brain health” used more frequently and need a better understanding of what it really means.
• You’d like a better understanding of how your brain works.
Participants in this program will walk away with:
• A thorough understanding of the impact of lifestyle on health and cognitive functioning.
• A guideline for how to best care for your brain for the road ahead.
• An expanded understanding of the communication gap that technology has created between teens, adults (parents), and older adults (grandparents) both in behavior and brain neural circuitry.
• Information about what you can do tomorrow to begin to take better care of your brain today.
• The tools needed to compete and thrive in this age of brain evolution.
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