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Boosting Brain Health in Senior Living Facilities

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the MindAlert Series, sponsored by the MetLife Foundation   

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Includes Complimentary CEUs

In the past several years, cognitive health has increasingly become a popular area of interest in senior living facilities. Residents not only seek ways to keep their bodies healthy, but also ways to keep their brains healthy, too. To address this growing interest, Mather LifeWays developed and piloted a multi-dimensional program to promote brain health among senior living residents. In this web seminar we will share many insights we have learned from that experience, including resident responses to program components, format and other elements. We will also discuss strategies we used to overcome challenges in implementing the program.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • List three components which may be incorporated into a brain health program for senior living facilities;
  • Describe older adults’ receptiveness to various elements of a brain health program; and,
  • Identify challenges in implementing brain health programs at senior living facilities, and ways to overcome these challenges.


Dr. Cate O’Brien is director of research at Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, a nonprofit organization based in Evanston, Ill. O’Brien’s area of research focuses on lifestyle behaviors related to cognitive health.
Roscoe Nicholson is a senior research associate at Mather LifeWays. Nicholson’s research and teaching focuses on the implications and application of neuroscience research.


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