Baltimore, MD (December 2009) Everyone today, especially aging adults, is interested in maintaining their brains and fending off memory loss. Many communities want to help meet this demand but lack the resources to research and prepare programming aimed specifically at brain health. The latest addition to HPP’s popular Strengthen Your Mind series solves this dilemma: Strengthen Your Mind Program: A Course for Memory Enhancement by Kristin Einberger and Janelle Sellick.
Here in one place are all the resources required to create a course designed to increase brain function and combat early memory loss. Packed with all the latest research on brain health and memory, the book fully prepares program facilitators for each class, regardless of their training or background. With detailed lesson plans for teaching 12 fun and engaging topics, this book contains everything needed to help participants tune up their memories, including:
- Detailed background information on each topic
- Step-by-step leader instructions
- All participant materials including quizzes, worksheets, interactive activities, and homework assignments.
Course topics include how memory works; strategies to increase memory capacity; how stress, exercise, humor, and nutrition affect memory; and many more!
Activity staff in retirement and assisted living communities, and program directors in senior and adult day centers, area agencies on aging, and adult continuing education programs can all make use of this course’s robust content.
Kristin Einberger has worked with older adults for 30 years, most of it with people with cognitive impairment. In the last few years, she has focused her time on early memory loss. She developed and facilitated two social day programs for people experiencing early memory loss and assisted in starting another. Currently, she facilitates one of these programs in Fairfield, California. She is also the program coordinator for a senior day program in Northern California.
Janelle Sellick, M.S., RTC/CTRS, has worked with people with cognitive impairment for the past 10 years, and specifically with people with early memory loss for the past 4 years. She developed and facilitated two social/educational programs for people with early memory loss and has also developed educational classes for caregivers. In addition, she has taught numerous memory enhancement classes and seminars to independent seniors.
For more information, to order The Strengthen Your Mind Program: A Course for Memory Enhancement, or to find related works by Einberger and Sellick (Strengthen Your Mind Volumes 1 and 2 and Sharpen Your Senses Cards), visit www.healthpropress.com/store/einberger/index.htm.
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