“When people are more socially active, they tend to manage stress better, their immune system works better, they tend to have fewer medical problems, and also their brains tend to work better.”
Successful aging is intimately related to brain health. Exercise, social activity, mental activity, brain-healthy diet, managing stress, and sleeping well are all very important not just for brain changes and brain health, but for the overall aging process.
In today’s episode, Dr. John Randolph discusses how brain health relates to successful aging, which day-to-day activities we can do to improve memory function, and what kinds of physical exercise are best for the brain. He reminds listeners that it’s never too late to make changes toward better brain health, and encourages us to take gradual steps toward this goal.
Dr. John Randolph is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, brain health coach and consultant, and member of the Adjunct Faculty at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. He earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Neuropsychology at Washington State University, and completed clinical and research fellowships in Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He’s Past President of the New Hampshire Psychological Association, a National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) Fellow, and recent Program Chair for a national conference focused on the science of brain health. He’s also the author of the recently released general audience book, The Brain Health Club: Using the Power of Neuroscience to Improve Your Life. He works with individuals, groups, and organizations interested in developing better strategies to enhance brain health.
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