Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia Prevention

Emily Trittschuh, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
School of Medicine
University of Washington

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Identify two aspects of cognition that remain strong in older age and two that tend to weaken
  • List four “dementia prevention” practices with little-to-no science to back them up
  • Outline three methods/activities for healthy brain aging with at least moderate scientific support

[From the Spring 2017 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series, with funding from the Alzheimer’s Supplement to the NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center]