Overview of Programs
The UCLA Longevity Center Memory Education Programs can be taken at UCLA, online, or through our community partners. Click here to view the list of our current partners: https://www.semel.ucla.edu/longevity/community-partners
Memory Training (online programming available)
The program focuses on strategies that help participants develop good memory habits and teaches techniques to improve memory. The course targets the four most common memory complaints people experience in daily life:
1) Forgetting names and faces.
2) Forgetting to do things in the future (like keeping an appointment, passing on a phone message, or forgetting why you walked into a room).
3) Forgetting where you put things (like your keys, glasses, or wallet).
4) Knowing something you can't immediately recall... or "tip of the tongue" memory challenges.
Brain Boot Camp (online programming available)
This intensive course teaches brain healthy lifestyles and enhances memory ability in just one day.
1) Basic techniques to respond to everyday memory challenges.
2) Advanced techniques to master memory of names and faces.
3) Tips for a healthy heart and brain diet.
4) Take home strategies and exercises for continued progress.
Memory Fitness (online programming available)
This program focuses on the Big 4 Brain Healthy Lifestyle Strategies
1) Healthy diet
2) Physical activity
3) Stress reduction
4) Memory Training
Memory Care (*not currently available for online programming)
Memory Care is a weekly, 3-hour program designed for memory-challenged individuals and their loved ones.
Each weekly session consists of three 1-hour components comprised of:
1) Memory Training: teaches practical techniques for enhancing memory performance.
2) Mind-Body Connection: participants learn and practice alternative methods like tai chi, art therapy, music therapy, and dance to help stimulate the mind and body. Mindfulness exercises lower stress levels, enhance creativity, and help participants learn new strategies for living better longer.
3) Social/Support Group: loved ones, family members, and caregivers participate in a caregiver support group while participants practice their social skills during group discussions of past activities and experiences.
For more information about the application process, contact Helen Li at HelenLi@mednet.ucla.edu.