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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Freed
561-297-3022, lfreed@fau.edu

FAU’s Anne and Louis Green Memory and Wellness Center Offers Workshop to Build Cognitive Reserve

            BOCA RATON, FL (May 20, 2008) – Florida Atlantic University’s Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center currently is hosting “The Brain’s Gain Workshop,” a six-week memory loss prevention program that teaches participants ways to build cognitive reserve and protect their brains through active strategies and lifestyle choices. The workshop will take place each Thursday beginning May 29 and ending July 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., or Fridays beginning May 30 and ending July 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Memory and Wellness Center, Boca Raton campus.

            Designed by Anna Lisa Curtis, an FAU honors scholar studying psychology and multimedia journalism, the workshop will include a variety of lecturers such as “Memory Function and Strategies” by FAU doctoral candidate Jason Grostuss, “Memory and Emotion” by Dr. Denise Sparks, and “Exercise and Brain Growth” by Kim Pace, an injury, prevention and performance enhancement specialist who holds a master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion. Daily actions for brain health will be discussed, implemented and supported.  

            “Knowing that dementia could impact my future, I have set out to learn all I can to protect my cognitive health and share this information with others,” said Curtis.   “We now have interest from working professionals, which excites me.   The earlier you begin to make changes the better.”

            Cost for the workshop is $95, and space is limited. For more information, reservations and directions, contact Connie Simonetti at 561-297-0502 or simonett@fau.edu. For more information on The Brain’s Gain Workshop, contact Anna Lisa Curtis at 561-212-6420 or acurtis5@fau.edu.

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