Steve Raymond will be delivering his first public talk on Optimal Brain Health since the COVID-19 pandemic closed down public venues. This talk will be at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club on June 30, and will be an overview of a six-week course he will teach through Coastal Senior College during the fall of this year. The presentation is not open to the public, but will be available through Zoom.
“Every person on our planet has had their life quite suddenly turned upside down during this global pandemic. We are challenged to maintain our emotional resilience as the pandemic evolves through an unknown length of time and uncertainty.
“There has also been a decades long slower growing pandemic of dementia. The good news is that there is excellent scientific evidence for life strategies that can prevent us from heading down that path.
“The presentation will provide an overview of information to help people develop greater emotional resilience and optimize their brain health over the long term," said Raymond.
Raymond began his healthcare career as a 23-year-old registered nurse. He has specialized in senior care for the past 25 years, and says that, “Now as a 66-year-old, experiencing my own age-related changes, I am determined to apply the best available knowledge from researchers in longevity medicine, neuroscience, dementia prevention, older age physical performance, and Type 2 diabetes prevention. My passion and purpose are to spread the good news that we can have a great deal of influence in maintaining optimal cognitive health, and even reverse some early changes that may have already occurred. The current pandemic has forced the realization upon me that proactive self-care and strengthening our emotional resilience are more important than ever in maintaining our brain health and preventing dementia, and seeing our way through the pandemic in the best way possible."
Raymond recently retired from his position as the admissions director at the Lincoln Home in Newcastle. He is a frequent public speaker and author of the upcoming “A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Optimal Brain Health.” He is a healthy aging activist, coach and consultant, and the producer and host of the popular LCTV show Spotlight on Seniors.