An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 17, 2017
As we age, we are frequently reminded, sometimes painfully so, of our physical and cognitive limitations. This course takes a scientific look at how our brain responds to the reality of aging and identifies ways to slow the aging process and keep our mind and brain healthy. The course is in two parts. The first looks at the genetic and biological mechanisms that affect brain structure and function, such as memory and mood, cognitive skills, and emotional processing. We will learn how the brain can reorganize itself to compensate for age-related cognitive loss and look at the major diseases of aging, including strokes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The second part of the course presents strategies scientifically demonstrated to help the brain age more gracefully by improving, delaying, and even preventing some age-related declines. We will have ample opportunity to share our own strategies for dealing with the aging mind.
Class limit 30. Please sign up by clicking here.
Instructor Paul Somoza was Director of Education and Organization Development at Maine General Medical Center. He has an LL.D. from Fordham University and M.S. in health care administration. Paul’s teaching interests include philosophy, psychology, wellness, and political science