Maximizing Quality of Life across the Cognitive Continuum

Susan McCurry, PhD

Research Professor
Psychosocial and Community Health
School of Nursing
University of Washington

 Learning Objectives


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

  • Explain the continuum of neurocognitive aging
  • Describe research evidence for the effects of sleep, physical activity, and pleasant events for improving quality of life across the continuum of cognitive aging
  • Apply specific strategies for engaging older clients at all stages of cognitive function in interventions to improve sleep, maintain physical activity, and find meaning and joy in life

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