January 16, 2013

Good for the Heart, Good for the Brain

Enhancing Cognitive Function As We Age is the theme of this first in an annual conference series that will focus on successful aging and brain health.

Our inaugural event will review the science of successful aging, providing participants with the most up to date research that is available, as well as practical ways to incorporate the science of successful aging into their daily lives. The event is Wed., Jan. 16, 2013 from 7:30am to 6:30pm at the Student Union Grand Ballroom North at the University of Arizona.  Free reserved parking for the conference is available in the Second Street Garage at 2nd St. and Mountain.  For a map, click here.

Who should attend?  All members of the community, of any age, who are interested in learning about successful aging, should attend as well as health-care workers who interact with older adults (CE credits are available for health-care providers).

Registration for the conference is $75.00 ($150 for Healthcare Professionals requesting CE credits) and will include continental breakfast, lunch, and a wine reception where participants will have opportunities to meet and interact with faculty and guest speakers.

Topics include:

  •   Exercise – the cognitive benefits of aerobic fitness, strength training, and balance exercises
  •   Diet and supplements – how healthful eating and (some) supplements promote brain health
  •   Training the brain – the effectiveness of cognitive exercise and cognitive strategies
  •   Reducing stress – how stress reduction can influence well-being and cognitive functioning
  •   Wisdom and emotional balance – unwrapping the gifts of age

Presenters include Alfred Kaszniak, Ph.D., Lee Ryan, Ph.D., Carol Barnes, Ph.D., Elizabeth Glisky, Ph.D., Gene Alexander, Ph.D., and guest speakers.  Click here for a schedule of the conference. The event is hosted by the Department of Psychology and the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute in the College of Science, University of Arizona.

To register on-line, click here.  To register by mail, print and complete this form.

For more information on the conference, please contact Cortney Jessup at cjcoxon@email.arizona.edu or (520) 621-5213.