Mclean Hospital

Successful Healthy Aging: Prevention and Education (SHAPE) Brain Health Course: August 22-September 26 Session

Successful Healthy Aging: Prevention and Education (SHAPE) Brain Health Course: August 22-September 26 Session

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm

Belmont campus - South Belknap, Ground Floor

This 6-week educational course focuses on techniques to promote healthy brain aging and is ideal for older individuals and/or their adult children. Taught by McLean Hospital clinicians, SHAPE’s curriculum is based on scientific evidence regarding topics that have been shown to contribute to brain health.

Through lifestyle choices, medical management, and use of cognitive strategies, course goals include:

  • SHAPE logoUnderstanding the distinction between normal aging and dementia
  • Reviewing cognitive strategies to address common difficulties such as word-finding problems, misplacing personal items, and recalling appointments/tasks to be done
  • Using technology to track information and provide brain stimulation
  • Managing coexisting medical problems
  • Reviewing stress management techniques
  • Learning about healthy diet/nutrition and exercise recommendations to support brain, heart, and cognitive health

These small group classes meet Wednesdays for six weeks. On Wednesday, August 22, registered participants will meet at 3pm to complete registration, followed immediately by the first class from 4-5pm. Classes on August 29, September 5, September 12, September 19, and September 26 meet 4-5pm.

Tuition is $1200 and is private-pay (it is not covered or reimbursable by health insurance). For more information about SHAPE, contact Laura Igo at 617.855.3183.

Offered by the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry

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