What you get:
The Activity Books
Strengthen Your Mind, Volumes 1 & 2: Activities for People Concerned About Early Memory Loss
The short one-page worksheets in these activity books strengthen brain functioning, promote social interaction, and provide hours of meaningful enjoyment. Developed by two adult day professionals and field-tested with individuals with early memory loss, these activities feature trivia, reminiscence, and sensory stimulation with fill-in-the-blank, matching, and brainstorming worksheets. Also includes ideas to help facilitators expand each activity.
Strengthen Your Mind Program: A Course for Memory Enhancement
Round out your programming with this all-in-one, ready-to-use memory enhancement course. Complete lesson plans cover 12 different ways to enhance memory and support brain function and include detailed background information on each class topic, step-by-step leader instructions, and all participant materials including quizzes, worksheets, interactive activities, and homework assignments. Use it alone or with the other Strengthen Your Mind products for a truly integrated experience.
Kristin Einberger has worked in the aging field for 35 years and has developed programs on Alzheimer’s respite, early memory loss, and brain fitness, among others. Currently she facilitates a number of brain fitness classes in a variety of settings and also facilitates various caregiver support groups. She is the co-author of a number of books dealing with early memory loss, including four published by Health Professions Press, two of which were recognized with Mature Media Awards. She has been a speaker at conferences nationwide, including American Society on Aging, National Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, and the Brookdale Foundation. Her passion is to assist those with early memory loss in leading fulfilling lives in the most cognitively fit way possible.
Janelle Sellick, M.S., RTC/CTRS, has worked with people with cognitive impairment for the past 10 years, and specifically with people with early memory loss for the past 4 years. She developed and facilitated two social/educational programs for people with early memory loss and has also developed educational classes for caregivers.
In addition, she has taught numerous memory enhancement classes and seminars to independent seniors. Together with Kristin Einberger, she founded Memory Enhancement Services, a consulting service for people with early memory loss as well as for professionals and families.
Janelle has presented at many local, state, and national conferences, including the Alzheimer’s Association, the California Park and Recreation Society, the Brookdale Foundation, and the American Therapeutic Recreation Association. She is the author of many newsletter and magazine articles on memory loss and the author of the book Traditions: Improving Quality of Life in Caregiving. Most recently, she has partnered with Kristin Einberger to author a technical manual for the Brookdale Foundation on Creating an Early Memory Loss Program.
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