Join us next Monday, September 12 via videocast for a lecture on, “'Minding' our Bodies: Research on the Impact of Tai Chi on Cognitive-neuromuscular Interactions in Older Adults."
Date: September 12, 2016 10 a.m. ET
Speaker: Peter Wayne, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and research director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Location: Videocast; or in Lipsett Auditorium, main campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
The presentation will summarize the state of clinical research evidence for the use of tai chi for preserving and rehabilitating age- and chronic disease-related decline in postural control and cognitive function. Dr. Wayne will discuss experimental studies informing mechanisms of tai chi’s impact, as well as pragmatic studies informing its cost effectiveness. The presentation will conclude with suggestions for future research targeting current evidence gaps, including the potential use of technology for enhancing the monitoring and delivery of pragmatic community-based mind and body interventions.
- List three potentially therapeutic training elements inherent in multi-component mind and body exercises like tai chi.
- Learn the clinical evidence for tai chi in preserving and rehabilitating age- and chronic disease-related decline in postural control and cognitive function.
- Understand the interdependence of cognitive and motor processes in age-related falls and cognitive decline.