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Reduce Your Risk of Cognitive Decline as You Age

November 1, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Memory loss due to dementia. Senior woman losing parts of head as symbol of decreased mind function. Senior woman losing parts of head feeling confused as symbol of decreased mind function.

About This Webinar

Cognitive decline is a source of fear and mystery for many adults, especially older adults. However, confronting that fear and solving that mystery may be easier than you think. Research on memory has started to focus less on the mechanics of the brain and more on understanding how lifestyle factors, including nutrition, chronic conditions, emotional health, and brain training, among others, may influence memory function and performance. Join us as we discuss cognitive decline in the context of lifestyle choices and habits that may help to reduce your risk for a diagnosis later in life and give you confidence that you are more “in control” than you might imagine when it comes to brain health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine broad aspects of cognitive decline.
  • Identify nutrition as a protective lifestyle choice for brain health.
  • Engage in training exercises to support brain function.


Andrew Crocker, M.S.

Senior Program Specialist, Gerontology & Health
Family & Community Health
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

As Extension Program Specialist – Gerontology and Health at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Andy Crocker’s focus is the health and well-being of older adults. His main role is to support the County Extension Agents for Family and Community Health in their efforts to educate older adults, caregivers, and the professionals who serve them. Since joining AgriLife Extension in 2003, Mr. Crocker has worked to develop resources to help older adults improve their health literacy through communication with their health provider and better medication management; navigate the Internet and access reliable health information; and provide information and referral to grandparents rearing their grandchildren.

Jenna Anding, PhD, RD, LD

Professor & Extension Specialist
Department of Nutrition
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Jenna Anding, PhD, RDN, LD is currently a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Nutrition.  A registered and licensed dietitian, Jenna has more than 20 years of experience in developing and evaluating Extension education programs on topics that include food preservation, food safety, and nutrition.  Over her career, Jenna has secured more than $50 million dollars in contracts, grants, and gifts to support AgriLife Extension programming efforts.  More recently Jenna has worked collaboratively with faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to secure funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand her work into community development to address healthy food access and opportunities for increasing physical activity.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Continuing Education
  • Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS): This course is is approved for 1.0 CE credits from the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for CFCS.
  • Certified Nutrition and Wellness Educator (CNWE): This course is is approved for 1.0 CE credits from the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for CNWE.
  • Social Work, LPC, LMFT: Programming approval for 1.0 CE credits is approved for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, NY, ND, OH, OK
  • Case Manager: This program is approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide board certified case managers with 1.0 clock hours.
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program is approved by The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide continuing education credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The course has been approved for a total of 1.0 CE contact hour, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics.
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionists: This program is approved for 1.0 CPEU from the Commission on Dietetic Registration for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Dietetic Technicians, Registered.
  • Certificates of Attendance are available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.

Photo Credit: iStockphoto/stefanamer


November 1, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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