Limited capacity: 15 places available
Classes are held from 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM, Mondays from September 17 – November 5.
Hosted by Eldercare Services, 1808 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek.
Classes led by Eldercare Services staff.
BE! Brain Enrichment Course
BE! Brain Enrichment is an interactive educational experience for adults with normal age-related memory changes. 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. In eight, 90-minute interactive sessions 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.
Course Outline and Schedule
BE #1 – Cognitive Processes and Information Processing Model
Monday, September 17 – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
BE #2 – Brain SENSE and Attention
Monday, September 24 – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
BE #3 – Mindfulness, Speed of Processing, and Fluency
Monday, October 1 – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
BE #4 – Short-term and Working Memory
Monday, October 8 – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
BE #5 – Forgetting, Aging, and Remembering
Monday, October 15 – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
BE #6 – Mnemonics and Strategies for Remembering Names
Monday, October 22 – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
BE #7 – Strategies for Everyday and Prospective Memory Tasks
Monday, October 29 – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
BE #10 – Creative Thinking and Course Review
Monday, November 5 – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
CANCELLATION FOR A 50% REFUND WILL BE ACCEPTED UP UNTIL 24 HOURS PRIOR TO FIRST CLASS. CANCELLATIONS AFTER FIRST CLASS WILL FORFEIT ANY REFUND.
About the Author
Linda Sasser, who holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology, has more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, university professor, and workshop facilitator. She has taught extensively on brain health and memory improvement. Dr. Sasser has a reputation as an enthusiastic speaker whose ability to be informative and present practical strategies is balanced by her engaging presentation style which encourages active participation by those in attendance. Through her business, Brain and Memory Health, she exercises her passion for educating and motivating people to fully utilize their brain’s potential.