The Development and Aging of the Brain
Dr. Datis Kharrazian, PhD, DHSc, DC, MS, MMSc, FACN
This unique 1-day seminar is designed to educate the healthcare professional in understanding the proper development and physiology of the brain.
Topics presented will include understanding how to assess and evaluate brain development and function, starting from fetal development. In addition, attendees will understand how other influences can change physiology and eventually lead to abnormal brain aging, otherwise known as neurodegeneration. The ability for the healthcare professional to evaluate and recognize proper development and physiology of the brain is imperative to support healthy brain aging.
A review of human physiology will be followed by laboratory applications, differential diagnoses, and clinical applications. Attendees will also be presented case studies with clinical applications, assessment, and health maintenance (including dietary, lifestyle, and nutritional support) from an evidence-based approach/model, and when to refer for further consultation and/or evaluation. Important clinical jewels and insights will be discussed.
This informative presentation will explore how the aging process in the brain is strongly influenced by various physiological mechanisms. As the brain ages, it can either develop greater function, called “positive plasticity,” or lose neurons, resulting in degenerative disease processes. Losses of function, such as memory, visual acuity, balance, hearing, digestive motility, creativity, motivation, handwriting, etc, will be presented.
- The earliest signs of an aging brain
- Qualitative and quantitative neuronal differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
- The effects of neurotransmitters and neurodegeneration on mood and brain function
One out of eight children today suffers from some type of childhood developmental disorder, such as attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, dyslexia, etc. This informative presentation will review the current literature regarding the neurochemistry, neurophysiology, and neuroanatomy of childhood disorders. In addition, new clinical perspectives and applications will be presented.
- Understanding the mechanisms of ADD/ADHD, developmental dyslexia, Tourette syndrome, and bipolar disorder
- Why autism rates appear to be increasing
- The role nutrition plays in brain development
- Nutritional support for brain health
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