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The Aging Brain and How We Can Keep It Functioning At A Good Level


with Charlie Plummer

Calendar Feb 8, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks


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.

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