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Marc Milstein, PhD, author of The Age-Proof Brain in conversation with Helen Lavretsky, MD, MS, Professor In-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA and a geriatric integrative psychiatrist.


When it comes to keeping your brain in tip-top shape, you aren't limited to crossword puzzles, brain games, and Sudoku. The keys to keeping your mind sharp are already in your hands: eleven simple but powerful lifestyle factors often have a greater impact on our health than our genetics. In The Age-Proof Brain, scientist and popular speaker, Dr. Marc Milstein shares new, breakthrough science-support strategies to:


  • improve memory and productivity;

  • increase energy and boost your mood;

  • reduce the risk of anxiety and depression;

  • form healthy habits to supercharge your brain


Debunking common misinformation, The Age-Proof Brain reveals the secrets to improving brain function, which lie in the brain's surprising connection with the rest of the body. This groundbreaking book also arms the reader with knowledge about common and often overlooked issues that prematurely age the brain (including the surprising truth about what doctors previously got wrong about Alzheimer's and dementia) and shares a seven-day challenge to help you jumpstart new brain-healthy habits.


Dr. Marc Milstein specializes in taking the leading scientific research on health and happiness and presents it in a way that entertains, educates, and empowers his audience to live better. His presentations provide science-based solutions to keep the brain healthy, lower the risk of dementia, boost productivity and maximize longevity. He earned both his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry and his Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from UCLA. He has researched topics including cancer biology and neuroscience, and his work has been published in multiple scientific journals. Dr. Milstein has been quoted breaking down and analyzing the latest research in popular press such as USA Today, New York Post, and Oprah Daily. Dr. Milstein has also been featured on television, explaining the latest scientific breakthroughs that improve our life. Dr. Milstein's new book The Age-Proof Brain has been nominated for "The Next Big Idea Award" for best non-fiction work and has been a #1 best seller on Amazon in several categories, including, Aging, Longevity, and Neuroscience.


Helen Lavretsky, MD, MS is a Professor In-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry at the UCLA and a geriatric integrative psychiatrist with federally-funded research program in integrative mental health using mind-body therapies. She is a recipient of the Career Development awards from the NIMH/NIH and the NCCIH/NIH, and other prestigious research awards. Her current research studies include investigations of novel therapeutic options for caregiver stress, mood, and cognitive disorders in older adults, and Long-COVID. She is the Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and the Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and the recipient of the Distinguished Investigator awards for research from the American College of Psychiatrists and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and the Jack Weinberg Award for Geriatric Psychiatry from the APA. She is the Director of Research for the UCLA Integrative Medicine Collaborative and the Integrative Psychiatry program. She is an immediate past-President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and is one of the leaders of the American Brain Coalition that includes the AARP, American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association, American Academy of Neurology, and others. She serves on the Advisory Research Council to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. She is a consultant to major health and government organizations nationally and around the world—including the American Heart Association, AARP, the National  Council on Mental Wellbeing, Alzheimer’s Association, British Parliament, the National Institutes of Health, World Psychiatric Association and the UN, and gave a testimony to the US Congress—on the science of brain health, wellbeing and self-regulation, mind-body practices applied to stress reduction strategies, and neuropsychiatric disorders of aging.

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Registration is required for this free Zoom event.

Thursday, May 9
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT

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