AARP Life@50+ National Expo

Beautiful Minds, inspired by the National Center for Creative Aging and life’sDHA™, is a Silver Sponsor at this year’s AARP Life@50+ National Expo in New Orleans Sept. 20-22.

The three-day conference is filled with live concerts, Southern food, home and garden tips, information for your health and more.

The Beautiful Minds booth (#1721) will empower Americans to maintain healthy, beautiful minds. Through science and creativity, the booth shares stories of people who embody the four dimensions of brain health – nutrition, fitness, mental health and social well-being.

On Thursday, Sept. 20, Nelson Dellis, a professional memory consultant and two-time USA Memory Champion (, will provide tips on how to support your memory though simple exercises.

On Friday, Sept. 21, Elizabeth Somer M.A. and registered dietitian ( will offer practical and insightful information on how food affects mood; how to prevent premature aging; and attaining and maintaining a healthy weight. Elizabeth is the author of 11 books, including Age-Proof Your Body and Eat Your Way to Happiness. Elizabeth will share the latest research on diet and aging, plus provide easy diet, fitness, and supplement guidelines that add health to your years.

On Friday, Sept. 21, David Perlmutter, M.D., Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition ( will discuss the influences of neurological disorders and provide tips on strengthening the mind. Just like exercise and good nutrition help the body stay in shape, Dr. Perlmutter will share exercise and nutrition tips to help support brain health.

On Friday, Sept. 21, Melody MacDuffee (a 2011 Beautiful Minds finalist, will share her inspiring story. When she was 55, she started Soul of Somanya, an organization offering training and employment at a living wage to disadvantaged youth in Ghana. Melody fulfills the four dimensions of brain health and she’ll inspire you to do so too.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Gay Powell Hanna, Ph.D., M.F.A. ( and Executive Director of the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) and 2011 Beautiful Mindsfinalist, John Guider (, will share inspirational stories of individuals from across the country who are fulfilling the four dimensions of brain health and accomplishing amazing things well into the second half of their lives. Gay and John will also present diet and nutrition, physical health, mental health and social well-being tips to help support a healthy brain.


Come visit us at booth #1721.

Will you be in New Orleans for the expo? 

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