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Kristin Einberger has worked with older adults for 30 years, most of it with people with cognitive impairment. In the last few years, she has focused her time on early memory loss. She developed and facilitated two social day programs for people experiencing early memory loss and assisted in starting another. Currently, she facilitates one of these programs in Fairfield, California. She is also the program coordinator for a senior day program in Northern California.

Kristin has presented at numerous local, state, and national conferences, including the AlzheimeraEURO (TM)s Association, Brookdale Foundation, American Society on Aging, and the California Council for Adult Education. She has partnered with Janelle Sellick to author a technical manual for the Brookdale Foundation on Creating an Early Memory Loss Program. In addition, she has written an activity card set titled Sharpen Your Senses. Kristin has also written many articles on the same subject.|Janelle Sellick, M.S., RTC/CTRS, has worked with people with cognitive impairment for the past 10 years, and specifically with people with early memory loss for the past 4 years. She developed and facilitated two social/educational programs for people with early memory loss and has also developed educational classes for caregivers. In addition, she has taught numerous memory enhancement classes and seminars to independent seniors.

Janelle has presented at many local, state, and national conferences, including the AlzheimeraEURO (TM)s Association, the California Park and Recreation Society, the Brookdale Foundation, and the American Therapeutic Recreation Association. She is the author of many newsletter and magazine articles on memory loss and the author of the book Traditions: Improving Quality of Life in Caregiving. Most recently, she has partnered with Kristin Einberger to author a technical manual for the Brookdale Foundation on Creating an Early Memory Loss Program

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"The mentally stimulating activity sheets are useful, enjoyable, and focus on generating a sense of success and self-worth ... I would recommend this book to healthcare professionals who work with persons with early memory loss, their family members, or older adults themselves."--Kathleen Buckwalker, Ph.D., RN"Interfaith Voice Newsletter" (01/01/2001)
"Offering a treasure trove of interesting, informative, and enjoyable material, the book builds upon the growing emphasis in the dementia care field to recognize the capabilities of people with memory loss, and find ways to enhance them."--Robyn Yale, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker & Early Stage Alzheimer's Consultant (01/01/2001)
"This is one of the most straightforward, useful and enjoyable resources I have seen for those who want to take a proactive approach to enhancing memory and for those of us that want unique ideas on how to provide this opportunity for individuals with early memory loss."--Judy Filippoff, MSW, Early Stage Program Coordinator"Alzheimer's Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada" (01/01/2001)
"Accolades to Kristin Einberger and Janelle Sellick for researching and penning this wonderful exploration of remaining memories ... Every family should have a copy of Strengthen Your Mind and all community-based programs (assisted living, adult day health, long-term care and others) should use this marvelous tome in daily programming"--Joanne Koening-Coste, from the Foreword (01/01/2001)
"Strengthen Your Mind is first and foremost a handy book of more than 70 ready-made exercises on a broad variety of topics that should be widely appealing and not just to those who have early memory loss ... [the] activities take us back in time [and] ... provide endless opportunities for reminiscence and tangential discussion."--Kathy Laurenhue"Wiser Now, Inc." (01/01/2001)
A superb resource that successfully translates scientific findings into meaningful, highly interesting, and effective activities to keep the mind and brain fit! I recommend this 'how to' manual without reservation.--Thomas Fritsch, Ph.D., Cognitive Psychiologist and Lifespan Epidemiologist, and Director"Parkinson Research Institute, Aurora Sinai Medical Center" (03/09/2018)
"This book is truly fabulous. It will be one that won't get lost on your bookshelf or collect dust."-- (01/01/2001)
"I was very impressed and would highly recommend this book for anyone who lives or works with individuals who have early memory loss. I know they will find it invaluable!"-- (01/01/2001)
." . . a useful resource for all professionals working in the aging field who wish to provide a practical tool for boosting brain functioning in a fun and easy-to-use format."-- (03/09/2018)

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