Social Isolation, Loneliness, and Dementia

A Brain Health Academy Seminar: August 8, 2024

Register for the Social Isolation, Loneliness and Dementia class here

Studies show loneliness and social isolation are risk factors for cognitive decline. This course will cover validated tools to assess social activity and loneliness and provide intervention strategies to address social isolation and loneliness and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Learning Objectives: 

  • List 6 or more modifiable risk factors for dementia
  • Summarize the link between social isolation, loneliness, and dementia
  • Identify interventions and strategies to address social isolation and loneliness with a special focus on adults 45+ years
  • Identify special considerations for high-risk populations

 Expert Presenter

Dr. Nancy Isenberg

Thomas K.M. Cudjoe, M.D., M.P.H., M.A. is the Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Endowed Professor, Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Cudjoe is the co-director of Medicine for the Greater Good and the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology’s Director for Community Engagement. He leverages community-based strategies, mixed-methods and human centered design to understand and address social isolation. Dr. Cudjoe also serves on the Scientific Advisory Council for the Foundation for Social Connection and as the co- lead to the Stakeholder Core for the Johns Hopkins Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory for Aging Research. Additionally, he has led studies that examined the prevalence of social isolation among older adults and associations between social isolation and health outcomes. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and on Good Morning America.

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