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Morton Plant Mease Memory Improvement Course Offers Interactive Techniques to Train the Brain
05/15/2012

Morton Plant Mease Memory Improvement Course Offers Interactive Techniques to Train the Brain
Five-Week Program Addresses Age-Related Memory Concerns   


CLEARWATER, Fla., (May 15, 2012) – A five-week course designed to help people  improve or maintain their memories wil be held Fridays throughout June at the Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion at Morton Plant Hospital.

The memory training sessions are taken as a five-week series beginning Friday, June 1, 10 a.m. – noon. Cost is $50. The Ptak Pavilion is located at 430 Morton Plant St. in Clearwater. To register, call 727-953-6877, or go to www.mpmhealth.com.

Research indicates that people suffering from memory loss or lapses can benefit from training techniques designed to help them maintain memory and improve mental skills. Benefits of taking proactive steps to train the brain with techniques designed to keep memories and mental skills sharp include optimizing an individual’s independence, improving overall health and maintaining a regular routine of daily activities, according to findings by the Mayo Clinic.

The month-long memory training course offered by Morton Plant Mease’s Memory Disorders Clinic is specifically designed for people with age-related memory concerns. The program teaches practical techniques using group discussions, memory checks and skill-building exercises that were developed based on research conducted the UCLA Center on Aging.

The course is designed to help participants achieve the following: 



  • Acquire general strategies to improve memory

  • Remember names and faces

  • Develop techniques to recall numbers

  • Learn about factors affecting memory


Instructors include Morton Plant staff members and volunteers who have undergone training by the UCLA Center on Aging. This training is not intended for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.


About Morton Plant Mease

Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey.


About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 


BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.