“I learn a great deal, nourish it, and use it in daily life. It really helps with thinking.”
~ Man diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, on the Serper Method™
“This program has given me a way to believe in myself – it even keeps me from being lonely.”
~ M. M., woman with aphasia, Reading, MA
If you want to retain, recover, or rehabilitate your memory or your thoughts, the Serper Method™ can help you. The program provides cognitive and memory exercises that are not only interesting but also fun. You can choose from selections of reading, listening, writing, and other activities, and turn life’s activities into brain therapy.
No matter what the cause of your cognitive difficulties, the Serper Method™ can help you:
- Sharpen your intellectual and memory skills
- Reinforce your ability to understand what you hear and see
- Strengthen your ability to plan and organize thoughts and actions
- Improve your ability to find the right words to express yourself, and pronounce them clearly and correctly
- Regain an enjoyment of reading, writing, and other academic skills
- Expand your conversational and social skills
The Serper Method™ is a program of brain exercises designed to regenerate memory and intellectual fitness. It's like a physical fitness program. Twice a week, you set aside 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening. During the other days of the week, the workbooks contain ways to review activities that were done in the lesson.
You will notice a steady improvement in memory, language and thinking. People with Alzhemier’s disease who use this method become stabilized, while others show cognitive improvement from the effects of aphasia and/or traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Serper can tailor exercises for you to fit with your life and interests. If you can't work with her, you can use the book suggestions and workbooks at home. As an additional aid, CD recordings of the workbooks and a list of specific strategies are available for people with visual, reading and/or speech limitations.
If you have mid-stage dementia, moderate aphasia, or traumatic brain injury, you will need the assistance of a Cognitive Educator™. Your caregiver or a members of your family can also be trained to be a cognitive guide.