Education – Brain Health
Find out what science can do to lower your risk of developing dementia by attending one of our brain health classes, learn ways to improve your memory with our memory training program or attend one of our seminars on the latest research on Alzheimer’s disease.
Classes and Programs Available
This program is funded by a grant provided by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)
Research suggests that certain lifestyle factors such as a nutritious diet, exercise, social engagement, and mentally stimulating pursuits might help to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Take action now and find out how to lower the risk by attending one of our brain health classes that are held throughout Orange County.
Memory Training: 4-Weeks to a Better Memory
Memory Training teaches individuals techniques to improve their memory in a fun, interactive classroom environment. This 2-hour, once-a-week course is designed to help those with age-related memory challenges over four weeks of lessons and beyond.
A health education program based on the latest research from the Cleveland Clinic. This class identifies six pillars of brain health, reviews age-related changes in memory and learning, explores possible risks and threats to brain health, and outlines practical steps to protect brain health and lower risk of cognitive decline.
An intensive, evidenced-based class held over two 90-minute sessions that teaches healthy brain lifestyles and tips for enhancing memory ability.
Alzheimer’s Orange County is now conducting Mind Checks via Zoom! Mind Checks are cognitive wellness screenings that help to identify possible changes in cognition and thinking in a “first-step” approach. Mind Checks create a baseline for individuals and identify those at risk for cognitive impairment. Mind Checks contribute to early detection and treatment of cognitive decline. Available by appointment. Please call 844-373-4400 to schedule a day and time most convenient for you. Click here to learn more about who and why should consider a screening.
Healthy Brain Club
Alzheimer’s Orange County is excited to partner with Healthy Brain Club, a program of Irvine Clinical Research, to provide free community education events for the public. Led by Dr. Dung Trinh, Chief Medical Officer of Irvine Clinical Research, these seminars and lectures will provide you with the latest in Alzheimer’s research and healthy living science that can help you reduce your risk of developing dementia.
Chronic Mental Illness and the Risk for Dementia
People with chronic mental illness who develop dementia need comprehensive, culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed management of both conditions. We will review schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and alcohol use disorder in older adults and how these chronic illnesses increase the risk of developing dementia. An overview will be provided on evaluations, treatments & medications, and
Sharpen your Mind!University United Methodist Church 18422 Culver Dr., Irvine, CA
Join this fun and interactive session to learn some strategies to practice improving memory and ways to maximize brain health. Come play along and challenge your brain! Sponsored by: Download Flyer
The Other Dementias: A Look Under the Dementia Umbrella
Under the umbrella term of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is only one of the many types that exist. We will take a closer look at many of the non-Alzheimer’s forms of dementia, including Vascular, Lewy Body, Parkinson’s, Frontotemporal, Primary Progressive Aphasia, and other sleep, mood and anxiety disorders. Presented by UCI Health Behavioral Neurologist, Dr. Brian
Brain Boot Camp: 2 Week Series (Zoom)Online Webinar
Join us for a fun, UCLA Longevity Center evidence-based, two session intensive course that teaches healthy brain lifestyles and enhances memory ability. Must attend both sessions. May 15th 12:00 - 1:00 PM May 22nd 12:00 - 1:00 PM Register in advance for this class: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsde-vqTsoE9xqBeqzKB39D5JnuUaldvae After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the
Reduce your Risk for DementiaUniversity United Methodist Church 18422 Culver Dr., Irvine, CA
New research, and new treatments Sponsored by: Download Flyer
Cognitive Decline: Typical vs MCI vs Dementia (Hybrid Event)Alzheimer's Orange County 2515 McCabe Way, Irvine, CA
Is it normal? Or something else? Find out in this special educational event with Dr. Kent Peppard! Kent Peppard, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the assessment of memory and neurocognitive disorders such as Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and various types and causes of dementia. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_16reo7qmTVCFUEElsPGdEw
6 Pillars of Brain HealthOrange Senior Center 170 S. Olive Street, Orange, CA
Join us for a 1 hour health education program that identifies six pillars of brain health, reviews age-related changes in memory and learning, explores possible risks and threats to brain health, and outlines practical steps to protect brain health and lower risk of cognitive decline. No RSVP Needed - Attendees must be 60+ years of
Mind Your Brain: Strategies for Cognitive Strength at any AgeNorman P. Murray Community and Senior Center 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA
Interested in strategies for keeping your brain stronger for longer? Join us for Mind your Brain, based on the latest research from the Cleveland Clinic. Learn about the six pillars of brain health, age-related changes in memory and learning, possible risks and threats to brain health, and practical steps to protect your brain health and
View our other classes and programs
Alzheimer’s Orange County (ALZOC®) offers hundreds of other classes and workshops for those with memory loss concerns, families, caregivers and the community. Browse our other classes here.