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Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia Prevention


Emily Trittschuh, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
School of Medicine
Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center; VA Puget Sound Health Care System

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, as well as 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 Winter 2019 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series (Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias); NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center]