Dr. Carolyn Bernstein will review the latest scientific information about how the brain ages, and what you can do to keep your brain in good shape as you get older. She will discuss why an older brain is actually more efficient than a younger brain for some types of memories, and go over both normal and abnormal brain aging. She will present the role of overall wellness, review latest updates on nutrition and exercise, and speak about how stress affects your nervous system. Research has shown that if you challenge your brain with word games and memory quizzes, it helps you stay sharp. Dr. Bernstein will end by giving some clear recommendations for putting together your own plan. The author of the groundbreaking book The Migraine Brain (Free Press 2008), her clinical interests include headache and migraine, hormonal headaches and women’s issues in neurology. She also teaches neurology at the Harvard Medical School.