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Optimizing Memory and Quality Living

A Guide for Life Enrichment Teams

There is mounting evidence that lifestyle factors, including staying mentally and physically active, can maximize our memory ability and even delay memory challenges. Join Dr. Rob Winningham from Western Oregon University as he discusses the latest research on brain health including cognitive stimulation, physical activity, social fitness, nutrition, sleep, hearing deficits, and more.

The take-home message is optimistic and motivating: There are many practical things that all of us can do to maximize our memory abilities and quality of life. This presentation is tailored to life enrichment professionals and other staff, who want to provide programming and support to maximize their residents’ quality of life.

About The Speaker:

Dr. Rob Winningham received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Baylor University. He joined the faculty at Western Oregon University in 2000 where he serves as a Professor of Psychological Sciences. He helped create the Gerontology Department when he was Division Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Division. And, he has served as College Dean, Provost, and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Western Oregon University.

His book, Train Your Brain: How to Maximize Memory Ability in Older Adulthood was published by Routledge Publishing, and his latest book, Cranium Crunches, both of which can be found on Amazon.

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