When you have positive beliefs about aging, there’s a protective effect above and beyond what your genetics say.


Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FGSA, FAAN

While our brains undergo changes as we age, it’s important to note that these do not necessarily mean we are normally bound to have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

So, let’s come together for this week’s episode and learn from Barbara Gustavson, a passionate advocate for mental and brain health as we talk about risk factors and practical strategies to keep your brain working at its best!

▶️ Brain Health Tips: BRIGHT MINDS with Barbara Gustavson | Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

✔️The BRIGHT MINDS program focuses on educating individuals about the risk factors associated with brain health.

✔️ We cover the simplified breakdown using the BRIGHT MINDS acronym. It’s an easy way for us to remember the risk factors, their associated risks, and general strategies.

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Barbara Gustavson is a mental and brain health advocate and leadership facilitator who trains health and wellness professionals world-wide on dealing with burnout. Her holistic and strengths-based approaches in professional development are rooted in neuroscience. She is a multiple award-winner in the fields of leadership, resiliency and wellness and is the author of Permission to be BOLD and co-author of Breaking Average. She has a degree in Business Management, is a Certified Leadership and Brain Health Coach, and is currently enrolled in a master’s program in psychology at Arizona State University.

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Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FGSA, FAAN. I am a nurse, nurse practitioner, nurse educator and nurse researcher with over 25 years of experience in the aging and long-term care healthcare space. You can visit my website at MelissaBPhD.com to learn more about me, how you can work with me directly,
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