Odyssey: Redefining Aging: Successful Aging and Compassionate Caregiving

What kind of an "old person" will I/will you become? A rich body of research describes the stereotype threat of ageism, challenging each of us to examine the explicit and implicit ageist messages that we unconsciously adopt. We truly can bring about the self-fulfilling prophecy of feeling, acting, and appearing to others as "old" before our time! Most mental deterioration before age 80 reflects disease, not the normal aging process. We can reduce our risk factors for various forms of dementia and live longer, happier, fuller lives. This course also will focus on myth-busting knowledge, empowering insights, and practical skills for family members, paid caregivers, and professionals who work with cognitively impaired older adults. We will address caregiver stress, including what helps and what usually doesn't, and examine ways to make life easier for those who someday will take care of us.

916.237.01 Homewood campus
Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, 9 a.m.to 4 p.m.
Cost: $210 (two sessions)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80 percent tuition remission; spouses for 50 percent. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.