The Memory and Aging ProgramTM is an evidence-based education and memory strategy training workshop for older adults experiencing normal age-related memory changes. Through interactive lectures, discussion, and practical exercises, participants learn about memory changes that occur with age—what’s normal and what’s not—and acquire tools to better manage their memory function. This five-week program has been offered at Baycrest Health Sciences since 1997, and over 1,250 individuals have participated to date.
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Start dates for 2019-20 include October 17, 2019 and January 16, March 5, and May 21, 2020. The program runs once per week for five weeks on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30am.
The program was developed for those who are experiencing normal age-related changes in memory. Anyone interested in learning about memory and strategies to support their memory is welcome to enroll. The program is not intended for individuals who have been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, or any other condition with a significant impact on memory.
If you have any questions about whether this program is right for you, please call us at 416-785-2500 ext.2445.
How to enroll
Interested individuals can enroll themselves by contacting Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health at 416-785-2500, ext. 2445.
$140 including a participant handbook. Private health insurance plans may cover this cost. The program does not turn away anyone who is unable to pay the program fee.
For health care professionals
Program materials for the Memory and Aging ProgramTM are available to licensed health care providers to educate older adults in their communities about normal age related memory loss. Available offerings include train-the-trainer workshops and program kits consisting of a detailed leader’s manual, clinical guide, presentation slides and handbooks for program participants. For more information, please contact Ruby Nishioka at 416-785-2500 ext. 2445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Memory and Aging ProgramTM
With support from Baycrest and the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation, the clinicians and researchers behind this successful program have partnered with eLearning experts, software developers, and older adult volunteers to develop an internet-based version of the Memory and Aging ProgramTM. Currently undergoing scientific validation, the Online Memory and Aging ProgramTM is designed to be accessed anywhere, at any time, from any internet-connected computer, tablet, or smartphone. For more information or to sign up for email updates regarding this project, email Memory&AgingProgram@baycrest.org.