Promoting Brain Health: Evidence-Based Perspectives on Enhancing Cognitive Skills in Daily Life

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John Randolph presents brain health

John Randolph, PhD

Board Certified Neuropsychologist, Randolph Neuropsychology Associates; Cognitive Health Consultant/Executive Coach, J. Randolph Consulting, LLC; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College


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An increasing focus of health promotion perspectives and activities is on brain health. Given the critical importance of efficient and effective brain functioning on decision-making and other cognitive skills related to general wellness, brain health is arguably “the elephant in the room” regarding health promotion. This presentation will discuss health promotion in the context of the brain by considering four key brain health domain areas: Compensatory cognitive and stress-management strategies that enhance the learning process, improve planning and time management, and lead to better task focus;
Activity engagement (e.g., physical, social activity) that is known to have robust cognitive and physiological benefits for the brain;
Prevention of cognitive problems through dietary and other lifestyle choices;
and Education about how the brain works. Participants will engage in related exercises and small group work to enhance learning and takeaways.


Presenter Bio(s):

Dr. John Randolph is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, board-certified coach, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology specialization) from Washington State University, and completed clinical and research fellowships in Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He also attained the Board Certified Coach credential. His work involves neuropsychological assessment, cognitive health consulting, executive coaching, and clinical research. He has presented extensively at national and international meetings on brain and cognitive health, leadership and neuroscience, executive cognitive abilities, and effects of mood on cognitive skills. His research has focused on contributors to cognitive health, executive functioning, metacognition, and cognitive and neuroimaging aspects of multiple sclerosis. He is Past President of the New Hampshire Psychological Association, a National Academy of Neuropsychology Fellow, and associate editor of the National Academy of Neuropsychology Bulletin. He is also editor of the recent book, PositiveNeuropsychology: Evidence-Based Perspectives on Promoting Cognitive Health. Address: Randolph Neuropsychology Associates, 20 W. Park Street, Suite 215, Lebanon, NH 03766
Phone: 603-448-6779 Email: john.randolph@randolphnp.com; john.randolph@hushmail.com