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How to Strengthen the Aging Brain
January 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The brain changes as we age, affecting mental function, but scientific evidence suggests that it can also adapt to new tasks and challenges.
In a January 7 Needham Free Public Library lecture, Psychologist K. Maureen O’Connor, Psy.D., will discuss the latest scientific evidence on lifestyle factors that are important in promoting successful brain aging. The talk will include practical advice and recommendations to individuals and families.
Dr. O’Connor will also explain how the brain changes in normal aging and discuss the effectiveness of memory strategies and compensatory techniques.
“Successful Brain Aging: Understanding the Latest Science” will take place Sunday, January 7, from 2-3:30 PM in the library’s community room at 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham. A question-and-answer period will follow.
Dr. O’Connor is director of neuropsychology at the Bedford Veterans Medical Center and an assistant professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, where she directs research at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. She is the co-author, with A.H. Budson, of Six Steps to Managing Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia and Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do about It, as well as many academic publications.
The program, presented by the Friends of the Needham Public Library, is free and open to the public. Seats are limited and registration is required.
Please register at https://needhamlibrary.org/events/.