Course in Tallinn

 

Memory Training course of trainers for the elderly

at Tallinn University

August 25.-30., 2014


Lecturer: Dana Steinova, EURAG* Memory Training Center in Prague

 

Monday, August 25

Room S-240, Narva str 29, Silva building

09:45-10:00 registration and morning coffee

10:00-12.15 session

12:15-13:15 lunch time*

13:15-14:45 session

14:45-15:00 coffee break

15:00-16:30 session

Topics: Demographics. Memory lapses - what we have to worry about and when we can blame nature. Different stages of memory. Common inability to concentrate. Mnemonics - an effective way of compensating for the imperfection of our memory. Acrostics and Acronyms

Concentration tests. Brain structures and brain functions

 

Tuesday, August 26

Room T-314, Narva str 25, Terra building

09:00-10:30 session

10:30-10:45 coffee break

10:45-12.15 session

12:15-13:15 lunch time*

13:15-14:45 session

14:45-15:00 coffee break

15:00-16:30 session

Topics: Theories of forgetting. Eyewitness and distorted memories. Neurobics. Categorisation. Shopping list of 100 items. Concentration tests. Decoding from long term memory. Warm up exercises.

 

Wednesday, August 27

Room T-314, Narva str 25, Terra building

09:00-10:30 session

10:30-10:45 coffee break

10:45-12.15 session

12:15-13:15 lunch time*

13:15-14:45 session

14:45-15:00 coffee break

15:00-16:30 session

Topics: Dominance of brain hemispheres. Common aversion against numbers. How to remember telephone numbers. The secret of remembering lines of many digits, regardless of lenght. Strategy of the First Letter. Concentration tests. Sensory Memory:Training the sense of smell, sense of taste the sense of touch,vision, hearing, letter games, complex word games.


Thursday , August 28

Room S-240, Narva str 29, Silva building

09:00-10:30 session

10:30-10:45 coffee break

10:45-12.15 session

12:15-13:15 lunch time*

13:15-14:45 session

14:45-15:00 coffee break

15:00-16:30 session

Topics: TOT phenomenon / on the tip of the tongue. How to remember names and faces. LOCI technique. Concentration tests. External and internal memory strategies. Encoding the long term memory:language exercises. Exercises to improve concentration and creativity

 

Friday , August 29

Room S-240, Narva str 29, Silva building

09:00-10:30 session

10:30-10:45 coffee break

10:45-12.15 session

12:15-13:15 lunch time*

13:15-14:45 session

14:45-15:00 coffee break

15:00-16:30 session

Topics: Healthy aging versus dementia. Peg-word system suitable for complicated lists.

Concentration tests. How to build reserve brain capacity. Presentation of a memory training lesson (60 minutes). Practical work:Creating a script for a memory training lesson. Keep-fit exercises.

 

Saturday , August 30

Room S-240, Narva str 29, Silva building

09:00-10:30 written part of the exam

10:30-10:45 coffee break

10:45-13.00 oral part of the exam

13:00-13:15 coffee break

13:15-15:00 discussion, certification


* There are three cafés in the university campus: Tudengikohvik on the ground floor of Terra building (Narva str 25), Oaas on the ground floor of Astra building (Narva str 29) and Kehrwider on the ground floor of Mare building (Uus-Sadama 5). On the Narva street nearby the university campus are located Odessa meat & wine (European), The Lost Continent, Cafe Peterson (French), Restaurant Willa Thai (Indian), Faeton (Turkish), Nop (healthy).