Healthy Aging Promotion through Neuroscientific Information-Based Strategies
AbstractTo ensure the well-being of a rapidly growing elderly population, it is fundamental to find strategies to foster healthy brain aging. With this intention, we designed a program of scientific-based lectures aimed at dissemination by established neuroscientists about brain function, brain plasticity and how lifestyle influences the brain. We also carried out a pilot study on the impact of the lectures on attendees. The objective was to provide information to elderly people in order to encourage them to identify unhealthy and healthy daily habits, and more importantly, to promote behavioral changes towards healthy brain aging. Here we report on our experience. In order to determine the impact of the lectures in the daily routine of the attendees, we asked them to fill out questionnaires. Preliminary results indicate that neuroscientific information-based strategies can be a useful method to have a positive impact on the lives of elderly, increase their awareness on how to improve brain function and promote positive lifestyle modifications. Furthermore, based on self-reported data, we also found that through this strategy it is possible to promote behavioral changes related to nutrition, sleep, and realization of physical and cognitively stimulating activities. Finally, based on the results obtained, the importance of promoting self-efficacy and the empowerment of the older populations is highlighted. View Full-Text
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Seinfeld, S.; Sanchez-Vives, M.V. Healthy Aging Promotion through Neuroscientific Information-Based Strategies. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 12158-12170.
Seinfeld S, Sanchez-Vives MV. Healthy Aging Promotion through Neuroscientific Information-Based Strategies. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015; 12(10):12158-12170.Chicago/Turabian Style
Seinfeld, Sofia; Sanchez-Vives, Maria V. 2015. "Healthy Aging Promotion through Neuroscientific Information-Based Strategies." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12, no. 10: 12158-12170.