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Gary Thompson

Protecting Your Aging Brain: Minimizing Cognitive Decline

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Gary Thompson, Ph.D., explores how cognitive abilities change with age and provides a roadmap for minimizing cognitive decline.

Product Description

Overview

Some decline in cognitive functioning, including memory loss, is normal and inevitable as we age. However, lifestyle choices play a major role in determining the age at which various changes occur and the extent to which those changes negatively or positively impact day-to-day functioning. Gary Thompson, Ph.D., explores how cognitive abilities change with age and provides a roadmap for minimizing cognitive decline.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Learn the difference between normal age-related changes in cognition and signs of cognitive decline that require intervention;
  2. Identify age-related behavioral and medical risk factors for cognitive decline; and
  3. Explore strategies that can significantly decrease the extent to which cognitive decline occurs with age.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. What are the most prominent lifestyle risk factors for cognitive decline with aging?
  2. How can I maximize my memory and cognitive processing efficiency and ward off age-related cognitive decline?
  3. What medical conditions carry the highest risks for cognitive decline with aging?