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Successful Aging
A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives

Book by Daniel J. Levitin, PhD
Study Guide by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN

T344
26 CPEUs
HARD COPY
$219.95

Book (498 pgs) and Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form (21 pgs).
This informative CPE program, based on an Amazon #1 best seller, applies the science behind what we can learn from those who age joyously. Using research from developmental neuroscience and the psychology of individual differences, this program reveals resilience strategies and practical, cognitive enhancing practices that can be applied to increase ones’ life-span and health-span. More specifically you will be better able to:

  • Help clients recognize specific stress hormones that have damaging effects on both physical and mental health.
  • Recommend nutrients to reduce inflammation, atherosclerosis and enhance brain health.
  • Explain which foods confer extra protection for the brain.
  • Teach clients how to improve their diets to achieve longer health- and life-spans.
  • Recommend specific strategies that will enable clients to age joyously.
  • And much, much more.

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T344F

26 CPEUs
REPORTING FORM

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Successful Aging
A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives

Book by Daniel J. Levitin, PhD
Study Guide by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN

©2020 Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc. All rights reserved for the book and ALL portions of this self-directed accredited learning program. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission from the author, except for brief excerpts, is prohibited.

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OVERVIEW AND INSTRUCTIONS

Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited self-study CPE program for Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives. The program consists of a book of the same title by Daniel J. Levitin, PhD and this study guide. This CPE program is designed to provide you with the latest scientific evidence regarding successful aging that can help you, your patients and clients improve the quality of life and continue to thrive far beyond the conventional age of retirement. It is also designed to help you earn 26 Level 2, Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs).
To get the most out of this CPE program, it is suggested that you adhere to the following four steps:

  • Review the objectives of this study guide.
  • Read and study the book.
  • Assess what you have learned by answering the self-assessment questions in this study guide.
  • Compare your answers to the answer key, which you will find at the end of the study guide. If you scored at least 80% (40 questions) correct, you have completed the program and are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REPORTING FORM in front of this study guide. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read the appropriate sections of the book and re-test yourself until you score at least 80% (40 questions) correct.

After you have successfully completed the program, complete the CPE REPORTING FORM and the MANDATORY Critical Thinking Evaluation Tool (CTT) which per CDR must be completed by all credentialed practitioners and:
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this CPE program you will be better able to:

  • Recognize the impact of childhood personality traits on one’s health- and disease-span.
  • Identify the “big five” dimensions that determine a person’s personality.
  • Explain the personality factors that correlate highly with good health and long life.
  • Debunk the myth that memory always declines with age.
  • Counsel clients on how they can use the COACH practices to maintain their intelligence.
  • Explain that sixty-plus years is a unique and newly recognized developmental stage.
  • Help clients recognize specific stress hormones that have damaging effects on both physical and mental health.
  • Impress upon clients that when it comes to successful aging what matters is health-span, not life-span.
  • Help clients recognize how they can deal more effectively with depression.
  • Explain what causes the brain to be particularly vulnerable to damage.
  • Recommend nutrients to reduce inflammation, atherosclerosis and enhance brain health.
  • Recognize the impact of clients’ locus of control on their physical and mental health.
  • Help clients recognize the negative impact of chronic pain on physical and mental health.
  • Explain which foods confer extra protection for the brain.
  • Apply findings from research to help clients enhance their brain health.
  • Help clients recognize the impact that social factors have on life- and health-span.
  • Recognize the lack of scientific consensus about whether eating cholesterol-rich foods alter cholesterol levels in the blood.
  • Recommend strategies to help clients get a good night’s sleep.
  • Help clients recognize that regardless of the type of diet, outcomes are pretty much the same.
  • Explain recent evidence regarding the impact of dietary antioxidants on free radicals.
  • Recognize that calorie restriction triggers a change in the metabolic response.
  • Recommend foods that confer some protection from cancer.
  • Instruct clients on how to best avoid constipation.
  • Recommend adequate protein intakes for various client populations.
  • Teach clients how to improve their diets to achieve longer health- and life-spans.
  • Recommend appropriate physical activities to clients as they age.
  • Share research findings regarding at which age people achieve the highest well-being scores.
  • Recommend activities, medications, and treatments that may lead to cognitive enhancements.
  • Recognize the single most important factor in determining successful aging.
  • Recommend specific strategies that will enable clients to age joyously.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART ONE: The Continually Developing Brain
1. INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND PERSONALITY: The search for the magic number
2. MEMORY AND YOUR SENSE OF "YOU": The myth of failing memory
2.5. INTERLUDE: A brief biography of the brain
3. PERCEPTION: What our bodies tell us about the world
4. INTELLIGENCE: The problem-solving brain
5. FROM EMOTIONS TO MOTIVATION: Snakes, rickety bridges, Mad Men, and stress.
6. SOCIAL FACTORS: Life with people
7. PAIN: It hurts when I do this
PART TWO: The Choices We Make
8. THE INTERNAL CLOCK: It's two A.M. Why am I hungry?
9. DIET: Brain food, probiotics, and free radicals
10. EXERCISE: Movement matters
11. SLEEP: Memory consolidation, DNA repair, and sleepy hormones
PART THREE: The New Longevity
12. LIVING LONGER: Telomeres, tardigrades, insulin, and zombie cells
13. LIVING SMARTER: Cognitive enhancement
14. LIVING BETTER: The greatest days of our lives
APPENDIX: REJUVENATING YOUR BRAIN NOTES
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ART CREDITS
INDEX

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, is a neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, and bestselling author. He is Founding Dean of Arts & Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI in San Francisco, and Professor Emeritus of psychology and neuroscience at McGill University. He is the author of This Is Your Brain on MusicThe World in Six SongsThe Organized MindA Field Guide to Lies, and Successful Aging. He divides his time between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF THE STUDY GUIDE

Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc., a company that has provided high-quality CPE programs to nutrition and dietetics practitioners since 1990.
Dr. Rinke earned a BS at Drexel University, an MS at Iowa State University, a PhD in Continuing and Vocational Education (Adult Ed) at the University of Wisconsin and interned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He completed a CPE item writing workshop sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Dr. Rinke is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology at the University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member of the School of Continuing Studies at The Johns Hopkins University.
He has served as past president of the District of Columbia (DC) Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the Award for Excellence in the Practice of Management, the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award, and the Outstanding Service Award, in addition to delivering the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.
Dr. Rinke has served in numerous leadership roles at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Chair of the Scholarship Committee for Dietitians in Business and Communications; Chair of the Communication Committee, Honors Committee, and Licensure Panel and Ethical Practices Task Force for the Commission on Dietetic Registration; Chair of the Area Coordinating Committee and Chair for the Code of Ethics; Member of the Resource for Education Programs Committee; Member of the House of Delegates; and Member of the Board of Directors.
Dr. Rinke is the author of more than 500 articles, numerous CPE self-study programs, and several popular books including Make It a Winning Life: Success Strategies for Life, Love and Business; Winning Management: 6 Fail-Safe Strategies for Building High-Performance Organizations; and Don’t Oil the Squeaky Wheel and 19 Other Contrarian Ways to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness.
His popular CPE programs available at www.easyCPEcredits.com include:

  • Beat the Blues: How to Manage Stress and Balance Your Life
  • Win-Win Negotiation: Fail-Safe Strategies to Help You Get More of What You Want
  • Time Management: How to Stretch the Time Rubber Band
  • Knock ‘em Alive Presentation Skills: How to Make an Effective Presentation for 1 to 1,000
  • The Power of Communication: How to Increase Your Personal and Professional Effectiveness
  • Manage Electronic and Traditional Meetings and Correspondence More Effectively
  • Delegation and Coaching: High Impact Strategies for Doing More with Less
  • Don’t Oil the Squeaky Wheel and 19 Other Contrarian Ways to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness
  • High Impact Strategies for Achieving Peak Team Performance
  • Develop a Positive Attitude: Live a Healthier and More Productive Life
  • Goals—Your Road Map to Success
  • Manage Your Energy: Get More Done and Have More Fun

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Special thanks to the following individuals for their careful review of this CPE program.

Shauna Del Prete, RDN, CDN, CLT
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Staci Leavitt Mind and Body
Syosset, NY

Rebecca Vander Veer, RD, LD, CNSC, CLC
Pediatric Dietitian Specialist
Children’s National Hospital
Washington, DC

Patricia R. Welch, MPH, RDN
Nutrition Program Officer
PATH
Washington, DC

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