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.

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Classes and Programs Available

MindFit OC

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.

MindFit Classes

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.

Brain Bootcamp

An intensive, evidenced-based class held over two 90-minute sessions that teaches healthy brain lifestyles and tips for enhancing memory ability.

Mind Checks

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 and board member of Alzheimer’s Orange County, 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.

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Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center
Join this fun and interactive session where we will talk about ways to practice improving memory. Come play along and challenge your brain! Registration Required: Please call 949-470-3062
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pseudobulbar affect, commonly known as PBA, is a lesser known neurological condition. It involves exaggerated emotional expression that doesn’t match how a person feels. Come learn more in this interactive virtual chat with Dr. Trinh of Irvine Clinical Research. Bring your questions!
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dementia Friend’s sessions have activities and discussions that cover the five key messages everyone should know about dementia, and inspire attendees to think of actions to take to make OC a memory-friendly community. Anyone is welcome to attend. Thank you to our co-host:
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center
Interested in strategies for keeping your brain stronger for longer? Join us for Mind your Brain, a 90-minute workshop based on the latest research from the Cleveland Clinic. Learn 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[...]
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center
Join us for a fun, evidence-based, 2-session intensive course that teaches healthy brain lifestyles and enhances memory ability. Session 1: Tuesday, Oct. 18 1:00-2:30 PM Session 2: Tuesday, Oct 25 1:00-2:30 PM Must attend both sessions. Registration Required: Please call 949-470-3062
Nov 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Many health conditions in older adults, such as those seen in the bones, muscles, eyes, gut, and even the brain, are nutrition related. We will look at changes associated with health in older adults and the common conditions that can result from poor nutrition. An overview of diet and lifestyle choices that help avoid and[...]
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Participants will discover evidence-based techniques to remember things like names, faces, phone numbers, grocery lists and to-do lists through fun, interactive exercises in this special, one-hour presentation. Thank you to our co-host

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.