OSHR 3149 - Optimizing the Aging Brain and Mind with Lifestyle Activities? (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Starting with an overview of what happens in the aging brain in "normal" aging and dementia, this perk will share research linking physical activity and fitness to brain health in older adults. It will also show results of a six-month intervention with walking and dance, and will discuss the role of employment and space in our neurocognitive health.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Agnieszka (Aga) Burzynska

Agnieszka (Aga) Burzynska is a neuroscientist and psychologist. Currently an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at CSU and is affiliated with the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences program. Her research aims to optimize the aging outcomes, with the focus on neurocognitive health. Aga completed her Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany. She grew up at the Polish seaside.