ERIC Number: ED210594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Didactic/Experiential Program for Memory Strengthening.
Chenoweth, Barbara; And Others
This paper describes a program for memory strengthening for older adults which combines lectures by experts with small group discussions. The importance of peer counselor involvement, particularly in focusing on the concerns of older people and the most effective ways to address these concerns is emphasized. Program objectives, session topics, and format are outlined, followed by a publicity sample designed to attract participants. Outlines are provided for both lecture and small group sessions. The lecture outlines suggest topics that can be discussed by physicians, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and pharmacists. Although the order of the lectures can be rearranged, it is suggested that the presentation on depression and stress take place after the group becomes cohesive. The need for adequate question and answer time following the lectures is also stressed. Premises, activities, and resource materials are listed for each small group session. The order of topics for small group sessions reflects the program's efforts to build upon previous sessions and to introduce more complex concepts. The presentation of the program is described in the concluding section and participants' reactions are given. Several forms and relevant materials are included in the appendices. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ. Hospital, Ann Arbor. Turner Geriatric Clinic.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society (33rd, San Diego, CA, November 21-25, 1980).