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Take control of your memory with the Memory & Aging Program®

 

What’s normal as you age and what’s not?

Stop worrying. Start remembering.
Learn about your brain changes.

 

Why choose the Memory & Aging Program?

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Empowers participants in their day-to-day Provides practical tools and strategies Scientifically-proven memory training
 

As we get older, we may notice changes in memory, such as forgetting the name of someone we know, misplacing our keys or wallet, or forgetting to do things we intended to do. The Memory and Aging Program is a scientifically-validated education and memory strategy training program for older adults experiencing normal age-related memory changes.

 

Through interactive lectures, discussion, and practical exercises, the Memory and Aging Program teaches older adults about memory changes that occur with age—what’s normal and what’s not. While also providing practical solutions to help older adults cope better in their day-to-day lives.

 

Created 25 years ago by Baycrest’s neuropsychologists with expertise in cognitive neuroscience and aging, updates to the Memory and Aging Program continue to be validated with scientific rigour.


Click here to View a list of peer-reviewed publications about the Memory & Aging Program.



Find the right Memory & Aging Program option for you

Facilitator and Online Memory and Aging Programs

See below for a side-by-side comparison of key features.

Program Comparison
 

  Memory & Aging Group Memory & Aging e-Learning
Content Interactive learning about what memory is, how it changes with age, and what you can do to optimize your ability to learn and remember what is important to you. Interactive learning about what memory is, how it changes with age, and what you can do to optimize your ability to learn and remember what is important to you.
Format Zoom meeting. View our Brochure. Web-based. Try our demo!
Leadership Facilitator-led Self-guided
Enrollment Open to residents of Ontario. Maximum group size 20 persons. Open to any person with an internet-connected device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, computer). Unlimited capacity.
Scheduling Thursdays, July 7 – August 4, 2022
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Participate on own schedule for as long or as little as desired. Program is divided into 8 modules, designed to be completed flexibly over a period of five to nine weeks.
Workbook included? Yes Optional (available for purchase in program for $20 plus tax/shipping)
Fee $140, limited needs-based assistance available, private health insurance may cover some costs (services provided by a psychologist) $40 introductory rate
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Stats

Clients

93%

highly satisfied with program

Clients

1/3

referral from word of mouth

Clients

1500+

clients have taken the program
dart board

93%

met their goal
healthcare recommedations

1/3

referral from a healthcare professional
24 years

24+ years

of program being offered

 
Thanks to the program, I feel more confident about what’s happening in my brain. I learned not only about memory and the changes that occur with age, but also different lifestyle factors that can improve it and strategies to better remember things that I try to use every day.

- A past Memory & Aging participant.

I loved learning about the brain, types of memory and in general what is lost in normal aging. I worried about my forgetfulness but now I know what happens as we age and, by using different strategies, I’ll be able to improve in so many ways. I love doing my course at my own pace at home.

- A past Memory & Aging participant.

The best thing about the program was the reassurance that memory changes can be improved. Memory strategies taught were helpful and with practice I will get better on how I use them. Very reassuring program with simple and attainable outcomes.

- A past Memory & Aging participant.

The overall benefit of the program is to help me deal with my memory problems. I now feel that I have an actual program which I can rely on the get me back on track if and when 'fall off the wagon'.

- A past Memory & Aging participant.

One of the best things is realizing that there are many people in the same boat as I am and we don’t all have dementia. It was also nice to realize that some of the things I have always done are actually good for avoiding cognitive decline. Learning new ways to learn and remember things was also very good.

- A past Memory & Aging participant.

The strategies have given me confidence and hope. I still have concerns about my memory but I now have a toolbox to work with. I was already doing some of these things and I also like that there are other suggested resources at the back of the book.

- A past Memory & Aging participant.

I really enjoyed the SHARP memory strategies section. This made me realize that I can do something to help with my memory and I feel more in control now. I will be working much harder on diet and exercise, and spending more time on self care and relaxation.

- A past Memory & Aging participant.

I enjoyed the program and it made me feel that my memory was not too bad after all! Many of the techniques suggested were ones that I was already using so it was helpful to know that I am on the right track.

- A past Memory & Aging participant.

If my friends were having memory concerns, I would tell them about this program. It has great tips to help and it also reassures what is a normal aging process.

- A past Memory & Aging participant.

 

 

For Healthcare Professionals

Program materials are available to licensed health care providers who wish to offer the Memory & Aging Program®.

Products include train-the-trainer workshops and program kits consisting of:
  • a detailed leader’s manual
  • clinical guide
  • presentation slides
  • workbooks for program participants

An adaptation of the program aimed at community-dwelling, independent adults with mild to moderate memory problems related to acquired brain injury is now available. Learn more about the Memory and Brain Health Program training guide kit on the Baycrest eStore.
 
For more information
Please contact Ruby Nishioka at 416-785-2500 ext. 2445 or email rnishioka@baycrest.org.

To sign up for email updates regarding the Memory and Aging Program®, email Memory&AgingProgram@baycrest.org