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WELL 08 — Planning for Your Late-Life Brain: Habits You Can Build Now to Improve Cognitive Function Later

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Saturday and Sunday
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Oct 29—Oct 30
Time: 9:00 am—12:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Oct 22
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $295
Instructor(s): Quinn Kennedy
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Registration opens Aug 22, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
Saturday and Sunday
9:00 am—12:00 pm (PT)
Oct 29—Oct 30
2 days
Refund Date
Oct 22
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Quinn Kennedy
Registration opens Aug 22, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Most of us envision our retirement years as a time filled with enjoyable experiences. However, a crucial piece of that vision is not addressed in typical retirement planning: good cognitive function in our later years. In the same way that we start financial planning for retirement decades in advance, we also should begin planning for our cognitively aging brains when we are in our 40s and 50s. Everyday habits in middle age will affect brain health and cognitive function in our 70s and 80s. In this workshop, geared toward the pragmatist, you will learn about evidence-based approaches to maintaining good cognitive function as you age; the importance of regular physical exercise, social connection, diet, and good sleep for your brain; and how to be a savvy consumer of brain-training products and brain-boosting supplements—recognizing which products are effective and which are hype. You will learn methods for keeping new habits and will make an individualized plan for incorporating cognitive-boosting activities into your everyday life. By the end of the course, you will have acquired the tools to create and execute a retirement plan for your late-life brain.

Director of Aging Research, neuroFit; CEO and Founder, QK Consulting

Quinn Kennedy has more than 20 years of research experience in adult aging. Her work has been published in scientific publications including Psychological Science, Psychology and Aging, Science, and The Journals of Gerontology and featured on NPR and in The New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. Kennedy received a PhD in psychology and completed postdoctoral training in cognitive aging at Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.