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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 (February 28, 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 Friday beginning March 14 and ending April 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. 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 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.  

“In the same way science has shown how to prevent muscle and bone loss, current research is pointing towards ways to protect the brain from age-related degeneration,” said Curtis.  “The answer lies in actions that expand and protect the brain, creating cognitive reserve by building more connections between existing brain cells, and caring for what we have.”

Cost for the workshop is $95, and space is limited. For more information 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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