Join Us October 26th, UCLA Campus

TEDxUCLASalon
Empowered Aging

Learn what inspires health and well-being throughout the lifespan.
TEDxUCLASalon Empowered Aging October 26
Learn what inspires health and well-being throughout the lifespan.

Schedule

Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. Adventure Session (registration 8:00 a.m.) 8:45 a.m. General Registration 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Program .

Location

Dr. S. Jerome and Judith D. Tamkin Auditorium, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

Sponsors

We thank the sponsors that help make these Salons possible. View our sponsor page.

Tickets

General Admission: $50
UCLA Students, Staff, and Faculty: $35
Adventure Session: $10

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Featured Speakers

Creativity Across the Lifespan
(A Conversation with Robert Bilder, Ph.D.)

Norman Lear

Television Writer and Producer

What John Wooden Taught Me about Healthy Aging

Andrew Hill

Motivational Speaker

Strategies for Aging Well

Gary Small, M.D.

Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging and Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Director, UCLA Longevity Center; Director, UCLA Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.

Strategies for Aging Well An abundance of recent scientific evidence has confirmed significant links between lifestyle habits, cognitive health, and successful longevity; but the many reports are sometimes confusing and contradictory. This session will explain and highlight relevant new discoveries and translate them into practical strategies for improving memory performance, optimizing brain health, and living better longer.

Personal Brain Management for Optimal Aging

 

Robert M. Bilder, Ph.D.

Robert M. Bilder, Ph.D., Michael E. Tennenbaum Family Chair in Creativity Research and Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Professor of Psychology, UCLA College of Letters and Science; Director, UCLA Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA

A burgeoning marketplace offers many tools that promise to keep your mental powers sharp, but what is the ideal path to follow? This talk examines the scientific evidence, calls out egregious examples of “snake oil” products and focuses on concrete steps for enhancing brain fitness at any age.

Self-care for Caregivers

Linda Ercoli, Ph.D.

Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA,  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Self-care for Caregivers This talk will outline important coping strategies for people who care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Adventure Sessions

There will be two 30-minute interactive adventure sessions before the TEDxUCLA Salon (separate ticket required).

Adventure Session One

Memory Training Made Easy

Karen Miller, Ph.D.

Learn Brain Boot Camp strategies, including The Story Method, geared to improving memory (encoding and recall). This simple training method can improve memory skills for everyday tasks, such as recalling your grocery and to-do list and remembering new names and faces.


Adventure Session Two

Modulating the Nervous System through Tai Chi

Peter Asco

Learn the simplest, most effective techniques to modulate the nervous system for improved stress response and related benefits. Experience the meaning of “active relaxation.”