Longevity Center Memory Training


Memory Training presents effective memory-enhancing techniques to individuals and organizations within the Los Angeles area and throughout the nation.  The course combines trainer presentations with group discussions, memory checks, and skill-building exercises and provides an innovative educational program for people with mild memory concerns. Written by Linda Ercoli, PhD and Gary Small, MD, the course is taught by certified volunteer trainers in a fun, interactive classroom environment. 

The course is not intended for people with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.

We focus on the four top memory challenges that people complain about:

  • Forgetting names and faces
  • Forgetting to do things in the future…like keeping an appointment, passing on a phone message, or forgetting why you walked into a room
  • Forgetting where you put things like keys, glasses or a wallet
  • Inability to immediately recall something you know or “tip of the tongue” memory challenge.

Each course is 2 hours, once per week, for 4 consecutive weeks.  Read our brochure for details.

There are also Booster Sessions available for those who have completed the course.

E-mail sgoldfarb@mednet.ucla.edu or call (310) 794-0680 to apply or obtain more information.

Application process: 

Individual Participants

Individuals can participate in classes held at either the UCLA Longevity Center or at Santa Monica Healthcare 50+.  Visit our Events Calendar to view a schedule of upcoming Memory Training courses.

Group and Individual Licenses

Organizations such as senior centers, churches, temples, hospitals and museums, either within or outside of CA, can obtain a license through the UCLA Longevity Center for a fee, enabling them to offer the Memory Training program in their community.

For additional information on program licensing, click here

To view individual or organizations who have licensed our various memory programs, click here

Certified Volunteer Trainers

UCLA geriatric psychologists certify volunteers to present Memory Training courses at the UCLA Longevity Center.  E-mail sgoldfarb@mednet.ucla.edu or call (310) 794-0680 to apply or obtain more information.


Dates and Availability
Each course is 2 hours per day; 1 day a week; for 4 consecutive weeks
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