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The Aging Brain and How We Can Keep It Functioning At A Good Level
with Charlie Plummer
IN PERSON AT SCHOONER ESTATES
We will begin this course by examining the biological mechanisms that cause the physical deterioration associated with aging. Then we will look at how aging, on a structural level, affects the brain by examining in depth the age-related changes that affect one's memory, attention span, and processing speed related to decision-making. Last, we will focus on strategies that have been proven to help the brain age more gracefully and keep it functioning well, especially our memories.
Dr. Charles Plummer is a strong believer in life-long learning because studies show that it keeps one's brain functioning at a higher level as we age. He served as a combat aircrewman during the Korean War and later he was a teacher and principal in Auburn for 32 years. He then was a parent educator for five years for Child and Family Services working with parents who needed to improve their parenting skills to regain child custody.