This course is an educational experience for adults with normal age-related memory changes or only minor cognitive impairment; its primary goal is to help maintain cognitive function (thinking and memory skills).
Ten, 60 – 90 minute interactive sessions in which participants
- learn about the brain’s processes of attention, working memory, long-term memory, reasoning, and problem solving
- participate in mental exercises to engage and stimulate the brain
- learn about lifestyle practices for maintaining brain health
- practice strategies for improving thinking and memory
One goal of this course is for participants’ learning to transfer to tasks of daily living such as attention, word-finding, remembering names, and planning. Research shows that continued participation in mentally stimulating activities throughout the lifespan can help slow cognitive decline and has the potential to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Our group thoroughly enjoyed the Brain Enrichment Course held at Wayne Township. The group interaction and variety made the brain games informative and engaging. Thank you, Linda, for this program to stimulate our brains in a fun way! – facilitated by Gayle K., April-June, 2016, Wayne Township, IL
I have found this course extremely easy to facilitate. The material is interesting and always engaging. Many group activities, exercises and “homework” material throughout the 10 weeks are provided. The group was never bored and the progress noted was encouraging and motivating. – facilitated by Giulia B-D., June-August, 2016, Lamorinda Village in Lafayette, CA
Exercises are really right on! Overwhelming positive feedback at today’s last class. Wish you (Dr. Sasser) could have been here in person to hear it. – Barb M., coordinator, and Dave D., facilitator, August – November, 2016, Green Bay, WI
Linda Sasser’s course on brain enrichment has been a fascinating opportunity to learn more about this amazing part of me. It provides exercises and techniques to help sharpen my cognitive and memory skills – and have fun in the process! One of my goals is to be a life-long learner, so keeping my brain healthy and fit is a priority. My only regret is that the hour passes much too quickly! – – Lenore B., participant
Attending this class has been enjoyable and helpful. We have participated in the suggested mental exercises and have found them very stimulating. In applying what we have learned we are sure it will affect the quality of living we experience. – Esther B., participant
If you’re looking for ways to help your brain help you, take this class for effective ways to enhance your brain in a group setting that’s supportive, helpful, and fun! – Dr. Glenn H., participant