Memory Enhancement

INTEGRATIVE MEMORY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (IMEP)

Invigorate your mind. Strengthen your body. Enhance your quality of life.

The prospect of memory loss, from any number of circumstances, is daunting. Fear, anxiety, depression and hopelessness are common and reasonable reactions.

Memory Enhancement at the Kane Center is here to help. Our program is centered around the Integrative Memory Enhancement Program (IMEP), a highly effective, research-based therapeutic program for individuals experiencing early memory loss.

Our Memory Enhancement program also includes a comprehensive array of complementary programming including memory screenings, caregiver support groups, and specialized workshops for both participants and caregivers.

Why Memory Enhancement is Effective

It Makes Use of Scientific Findings.

Through brain games, cognitive training, mental agility exercises and new learning experiences, participants strengthen their cognitive reserve, which can help improve overall brain function.

It Addresses Individuals Holistically.

Incorporating program components that support total brain and body health yields the best results overall, starting with fundamentals such as: adequate hydration, healthy breathing practices, posture awareness, and relaxation.

It Provides Important Socialization.

A recent study published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society showed that the most socially active seniors had a 70% reduction in their rate of cognitive decline compared with their less social peers.

Our Core Curriculum

Take control of early memory loss in a positive, encouraging and supportive atmosphere.

The Integrative Memory Enhancement Program, or IMEP, is a structured, research-based program for people with early memory loss or suspected memory changes or impairments. This includes people who have early stage dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease or memory loss from stroke, illness or injury. IMEP is an ongoing class designed to boost cognitive reserve and minimize or decrease the progression of memory loss or dementia.

Research Behind the Program
IMEP focuses on addressing the mind/body connection of each individual. This is based on the scientific principle that the mind and emotions affect physical health and vice versa. The brain has “plasticity” or neuroplasticity.” This means that the brain is constantly changing and adapting. The brain’s tremendous compensatory abilities enable it to make up for damages or illness by creating new neural connections and rewiring existing ones.

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Program Activities
Supportive Environment
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IMEP encourages and fosters social interactions and engagement with peers, and offers the dynamics of an interactive and supportive group setting.

The brain has “plasticity” or neuroplasticity.” This means that the brain is constantly changing and adapting. The brain’s tremendous compensatory abilities enable it to make up for damages or illness by creating new neural connections and rewiring existing ones.

Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco, says that the brain is a learning machine. (Mercola 2012) He points out that performing activities and exercises that engage your focus will click your brain into learning mode and therefore kick it up a notch.

Dr. Daniel Amen, brain disorder specialist, Director of Amen Clinics, and a New York Times bestselling author, points out that a lack of new learning opportunities will result in diminished cognitive capacity. (Amen 2013) Like a muscle, the brain weakens without use, and is strengthened though exercise. Improving the brain with new and different challenges helps to keep the brain robust and healthy, and builds up the brain’s cognitive reserve.

A cognitive reserve is a storehouse of mental abilities that can compensate for mental deficits. Keeping your brain active and engaged—through brain exercises, mental activities, and social interaction— develops cognitive reserve. Studies show that people with a rich cognitive reserve are less likely to manifest symptoms of dementia. (Botek 2014)

Program Hours

Monday through Friday
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
(Extended hours available upon request)

Space is limited!
Call today to schedule your tour and consultation.
772-223-7843

 

 

Featured Video: IMEP Overview

"Having memory loss can be like being lost in the woods...The Integrative Memory Enhancement Program can help." 

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