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Thoughts About Brain Health in Adults Ages 50-Plus: A Survey of Beliefs, Attitudes, and Awareness

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

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

This web seminar is part of the MindAlert Series, sponsored by MetLife Foundation

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Includes complimentary CEUs.

This web seminar discusses the results of a national brain health survey conducted with older adults, ages 50 to 75. Respondents (n=907) shared their concerns about brain health, their beliefs about the importance of various cognitive health lifestyle practices, and their perceptions of their own cognitive function. The survey also gathered information on what (and where) this cohort has learned about brain health, and about their preferences for continuing information and education on this topic.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Describe the major concerns and perceptions about brain health in the adults who responded to the survey (a national selection of people, ages 50 to 75), including their beliefs about the importance of various cognitive health lifestyle practices;
  • Identify the survey respondents’ main perceptions about their cognitive function;
  • Evaluate this cohort’s relationship between attitudes and behavior, with respect to brain health; and
  • Propose potential strategies for educating adults, ages 50 and older, about brain health interventions.


Linda Sasser holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology; she completed her doctoral thesis on memory and has performed sabbatical research on brain health. With more than 25 years of experience as a professional speaker and professor of educational and cognitive psychology, Sasser  presents at conferences, for professional organizations, and for community groups.

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