How Your Social Life Might Be Helping (or Harming) Your Brain

Event Time: Thursday May 9, 2019 11:45 am to 12:30 pm
ELA Type: Live Well
Topic(s): Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology, Experiential Learning Area
Director(s): Joel Salinas MD
Description: Evidence implicating social and behavioral influences, such as social isolation, with higher risk of stroke, cognitive dysfunction, and accumulation of Alzheimer's disease pathology suggests that healthy cognitive aging may be heavily influenced by social relationships, a largely unexplained modifiable risk factor that represents the combined effect of distinct functional (social support) and structural (social network) elements. We will examine the existing evidence supporting this association and discuss challenges and opportunities in its study.
Completion Message: Identify social relationship factors relevant to patient outcomes and understand how these different factors are related to neurological health and disease states.
CME Credits: 0.75
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Medical Knowledge

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