Essential Strategies for Lifelong Brain Health: Reducing Our Risk of Dementia - 2022

Friday, November 4, 2022

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Online Streaming
1 Day Conference November 4th, 2022
3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


This symposium will focus on maintaining brain health for those with and without dementia through diet, exercise, sleep and mindfulness as approaches for the prevention of Alzheimer's Disease and neurocognitive decline.  The symposium will also explore different aspects of thinking (e.g., attention, memory, language, visual processing, motor functions, feelings, etc.), and how neuropsychological evaluations can help in distinguishing healthy aging versus dementia.  

This is a Virtual Event and the link will be sent to you via the email on your registration.  

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Dates and Times

Start: 11/4/2022 8:00 AM
End: 11/4/2022 11:00 AM


  • Review dietary patterns and nutrition related diseases associated with age related cognitive decline (Inflammation, diabetes, insulin resistance, overweight and obesity).
  • Understand dietary patterns that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline and discuss proposed mechanisms related to pathophysiology (Mediterranean-type diets and the MIND diet, Calorie restricted diets and intermittent fasting).
  • Recognize the role of select nutrients and nutritional supplements.
  • Understand cognitive reserve and review research on its relationship to dementia.
  • Understand research on the relationship between hearing loss and dementia.
  • Understand research on the relationship between vision loss and dementia.
  • Learn about pathophysiology, neurochemistry of the of neurocognitive disorder development and how to differentiate healthy aging from various stages of cognitive impairment and dementia.
  • Learn about importance of sleep and the interaction of sleep and memory consolidation process and how sleep disorder can be manifested as a reversible cause of dementia.
  • Learn the modifiable risk factors of dementia and how to work on prevention of neurocognitive disorder in order to slow down the development of full-blown dementia and cognitive decline.
  • Learn about various mindfulness techniques and intervention including yoga therapy and meditation to improve attention, mood and working memory as well as overall improvement of quality of life and cognitive functioning.


Tier Price
SBU Affiliated Rate (School of Nursing) $30.00
Non-SBU Affiliated Rate (School of Nursing) $50.00
Social Workers (School of Social Welfare) $45.00
Physicians $0.00
Other Healthcare Profession $0.00


  • Nicole Absar, MD
    • Mindfulness Exercise
    • Update on Neurocognitive Health: Preventive Aspects of Dementia
  • Christopher Christodoulou, PhD
    • More We Can Do to Keep Our Wits About Us: Building Cognitive Reserve and Preserving Our Senses
  • Sotiria Everett, Doctorial Degree
    • Nutrition and the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease


The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The Office of Continuing Medical Education is not responsible for awarding CEU/CE credits. You may obtain a letter of participation for hours of learning and submit it to your accrediting agency.

This School of Nursing, Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) activity was approved by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  3 CEUs offered for this symposium.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS SUNY Stony Brook’s School of Social Welfare is an approved provider of continuing education for New York State licensed social workers (#0050).  3.0 CEU’s offered for this symposium.

Need help with this Conference?

Please contact the Conference coordinator listed below:

Donna Lovaglio
Department: OCME
Phone: (631) 444-2094

Give us a call
(631) 444-2094
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
HSC, Level 2, Room 142
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8222