Brain Fitness Class

Improve brain health and reduce the risk of dementia.


Washington State University and Pullman Regional Hospital Center for Learning & Innovation have partnered to offer group brain health interventions for middle-aged and older adults. The group offers education, training, and problem-solving to improve engagement in preventative health behaviors that will improve cognitive function. Participants will be assigned one of two intervention conditions or a wait-list condition. 


Eligible individuals age 40 years and older must:

  • Be willing to participate in a seven-week group intervention
  • Be able to participate in cognitive testing
  • Speak English fluently


Exclusion criteria:

  • We will screen for eligibility


The goal of this study is to establish the efficacy of a brain health intervention to minimize cognitive decline and improve everyday functioning and quality of life for healthy older adults. Participants can receive up to $300 honorarium and a report about their cognitive performances. 


Study Details:
  • This seven-week program will begin on February 23rd, 2018.
  • Participants may choose between Friday afternoons 12:30 - 2:30 pm, evenings 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm or Saturday mornings 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.
  • Classes will be held in Pullman Regional Hospital Conference Rooms C/D
  • Participants will benefit by gaining knowledge of healthy lifestyle factors to reduce risk of dementia and strategies and techniques we hope will help improve cognitive functioning and quality of life.

For more information, please contact:

Cognitive Aging and Dementia Laboratory

(509) 335-4033

This project has been reviewed and  approved by the Washington State University Review Board for human subject participation.


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