Landmark Psychosocial Study of Baby Boomers by Gene D. Cohen, MD, Ph.D

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ATTENTION BABY BOOMERS! Were You Born Between 1946-1954? Have You Planned Well for Mid & Later Life? A New Study Could Be Very Relevant To You. You are invited to be part of a landmark psychosocial study of Baby Boomers (born between 1946 & 1954), designed to address the many unanswered questions about your generation.

Recent studies have revealed fascinating, positive brain changes that occur in mid and later life, such as the formation of new brain cells and the more synchronized use of both sides of the brain with aging. Related research has provided new understanding about psychological growth and creative expression with aging. You can help us better understand the application of this research and make new discoveries about the Boomer generation. You may also make new discoveries about yourself that will assist you in planning for the second half of life. Your views and experiences may also influence better planning of community programs and social policies relevant to Baby Boomers, such as the development of new or improved brain fitness and civic engagement programs. Study participants can take part in a series of individual and optional group interviews with Gene D. Cohen, MD, Ph.D., Director of the Center on Aging, Health & Humanities at The George Washington University and author of the new book, “The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain”. This study will be the first of its kind. To date, virtually every other study on Boomers has only utilized survey questionnaires based on specific questions. This study will utilize personal interviews that address not just specific research questions, but also the individual concerns, views, and recommendations of the participants. Dr. Cohen will conduct all the interviews himself, at his Center’s research offices at 4125 Albemarle Street, NW Washington, DC””one block from the Tenleytown Redline Metro stop.

For more information about our research, about Dr. Cohen, or to volunteer to become a subject in this study, contact the Center on Aging, Health, & Humanities at The George Washington University by calling 202-895-0231. Also, visit our web site at: . You could also e-mail Dr. Cohen at: [email protected]

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