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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 (June 27, 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. Several different sessions of the workshop throughout the summer will be offered during day and evening hours at the Memory and Wellness Center, 777 Glades Road, 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.  

“We are all losing it,” said Curtis.  “Our brain matter begins to diminish in our 20s and 30s.  While this is the normal aging process, current research highlights ways to protect the brain from age-related degeneration.  In the same way science has shown us how to prevent muscle and bone loss, it turns out there are things we can do to build cognitive reserve.  The earlier you begin the better.”

Cost for the workshop is $95, and space is limited. For more information, dates and times of the sessions, or directions to the event, 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.

-FAU-

 

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