Healthy Options 12/6/23: Brain Health and Aging Well

Host/Producer: Rhonda Feiman
Co-Producer: Petra Hall

Healthy Options: For Well-being & Being Well

This month:

Why is this topic & program relevant for people of all ages?
What is Aging Maine?
What is the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Project?
What is dementia?  What is “dementia worry”?
What do we need to do to maintain brain health– and why is exercise & diet so important?
How can we create new neural paths in our brains?
What is neural plasticity?
What does it mean to have meaning in our lives?
Why are social connections so important?
What are/were the effects of loneliness and isolation, especially during the pandemic- and currently?


Susan Wehry, M.D., geriatric psychiatrist and director of AgingME

About the host:
Rhonda Feiman is a nationally-certified, licensed acupuncturist practicing in Belfast, Maine since 1993. She primarily practices Toyohari Japanese acupuncture, using gentle and powerful non-insertion needle techniques, and also utilizes Chinese acupuncture and herbology. In addition, Rhonda is a practitioner of Qi Gong and an instructor of Tai Chi Chuan in the Yang Family tradition.