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Cognitive Stimulation Workshop: Learn how to help adults retain their memory

Do you want to learn the most recent information on aging and memory and what you can do to help older adults maintain good cognitive health?  Then join Dr. Rob Winningham in his workshop on cognitive stimulation, October 14 and 15 at Willamette View.

During Dr. Winningham’s two-day workshop at Willamette View, a nationally accredited senior community located at 12705 SE River Road, Milwaukie, Oregon, participants will learn about the psychology of aging, including depression, apathy, types of dementia, and causes of memory problems; and valuable techniques for working with older adults and ways to motivate them to participate in activities and therapy.

The workshop is designed for professionals of all disciplines who care for persons with varying levels of cognitive impairment -- in assisted living, skilled nursing, home health, in-home care or senior living communities.  In addition, the course is the best available learning for those who are interested in starting their own cognitive enhancement program.  But it is also open to anyone interested in knowing more about memory loss and retention.

Participants will develop valuable skills to maximize the effectiveness of their programming, therapy, and interactions with older adults who may have very different cognitive abilities. Anyone who works with seniors will benefit from taking this workshop:  from helping Mom or Dad at home to setting up classes in a senior living community.  

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be given the opportunity to take an examination to become a Certified Cognitive Stimulation Instructor. (10.5 CEUs will be given upon course completion.)  Certification includes all current materials needed to conduct Cognitive Stimulation Classes; initial certification is valid for 2 years.  For more information on certification, visit www.robwinningham.com.

Dr. Winningham received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Baylor University. He is a full Professor and the past chair of the Behavioral Sciences Division at Western Oregon University where he managed the Psychology and Gerontology Departments.  Dr. Winningham has trained thousands of individuals in cognitive stimulation and therapy programs, and has helped develop a certification program for professionals.  He also wrote the book, “Train Your Brain:  How to Maximize Memory Ability in Older Adulthood,” from Baywood Publishing.

The cost is $200 or $150 for LeadingAge and LeadingAge Oregon members. To register for the Cognitive Stimulation Workshop, call Mary Reitan at 503.502.4509 or email marycreitan@gmail.com.  If paying by credit card, register at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2563145.

For a full brochure or more information on Dr. Winningham’s program, visit www.robwinningham.com


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