Boost Your Brain and Memory

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Being Proactive about Your Brain Health is a Smart Move!

Welcome to Boost Your Brain & Memory. Developed by Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, this evidence-based program is designed to help you learn and practice the most promising strategies for keeping your brain healthy as you age.

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This program uses a unique, whole-person approach to brain fitness, providing healthy practices to help you remember things better, be more organized, pay closer attention, and reduce stress—as well as reduce risk of dementia.

A multi-faceted brain health program that goes beyond simple brain games focusing on lifestyle factors that impact brain health, and memory strategies that participants can implement in their daily lives. 

What to Expect - Virtual and In-Person Workshops:

Session 1: Explore the latest research on brain health and why it’s important at any age. Learn how physical activity is linked to cognitive performance to lower the risk of dementia.

Session 2: Chronic stress can lead to the long term build up of cortisol that can impact the brain negatively. Learn relaxation and mindfulness techniques. Intellectual activities  challenge you to think. Learn how these stimulating activities benefit your brain.

Session 3: Learn brain healthy dietary habits and how spiritual activities have positive effects on the brain and body.

Session 4:  Get the most out of social interactions that play a role in brain health. Put the theory of cognitive reserve to work for your holistic plan to make lasting lifestyle changes for positive brain health and memory.

Available Workshops and Session Dates 

Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2024, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Newport Senior Center, 76 S. Main St., Newport. Link will be available soon.

Available now: SELF-STUDY - Cost $40.00. This is a self-paced online course with access to the course for 8 weeks.  If you are unable to provide the fee for this course, please contact us at 603- 863-9200.

Boost Your Brain and Memory Self-Study Course video

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Self-Study Online Course Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, participants will:

  • Understand cognitive reserve theory and how lifestyle changes maintain brain health.
  • Gain knowledge in how physical activity benefits the brain and vascular health.
  • Describe how stress and relaxation affects the brain. 
  • Understand brain plasticity and Hebb's law as it relates to practicing intellectual activities.
  • Identify healthy foods that improve brain health.
  • Apply spiritual and social activities to reduce stress, improve attention and encourage a healthy lifestyle.
  • Apply strategies to strengthen memory.

This course contains 8 learning modules. Each module takes 2 hours to complete. The course includes a participant workbook an additional learning resources for each module.


  • Introduction to Brain Health (Defining Dementia and Understanding Cognitive Reserve)
  • Physical Activity
  • Emotional Health
  • Intellectual Activity
  • Nutrition
  • Spiritual Activity
  • Social Engagement
  • Course Review

Module Example (same format for each module)

Boost Your Brain Self-Study program module example showing hierarchy of pre-assignments, video learning segments, and assignments.

Module EXAMPLE from the Boost Your Brain Self-Study course

 October 1, 2024 - November 29, 2024 course registration is now open.  Other registration links coming soon.

Course Registration Ends Course Start Date, start 12:00 a.m.    Course End Date, end 12:00 a.m.
September 27, 2024 October 1, 2024 November 29, 2024
January 3, 2025 January 7, 2025 February 28, 2025
March 28, 2025 April 1, 2025 May 30, 2025



We invite you to join our private Facebook Group, Boost Your Brain, after completion of the course. Join us for fun brain games, brain facts, resources, and more.

Need to Know: For Virtual and In-Person Workshops
  • This workshop series is free and available to NH residents
  • Includes 4 weekly interactive sessions with memory exercises
  • Each 2-hour session builds on the previous week
  • Full participation in all 4 weeks is highly recommended
  • Participants are encouraged to use the workbook in between sessions

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