Following up on June’s Brain Health Awareness Month, Memory Matters will host its Brain Boosters series live via Zoom on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. July 15, 22, and 29.  

Myth or fact:  We lose brain cells as we age and cannot grow new ones.

Good news! It’s a myth. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize neural pathways from experience. Recent brain imaging technologies show that as you receive input through your senses with frequency, intensity and duration, the brain physically changes structure. 

How? Brains physically react and adapt in response to challenge. Once structure changes, function can change. Put simply, “neuroplasticity” is the brain’s ability to change when it’s learning something new that is challenging, like brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand.

For more than 24 years, Memory Matters has been providing a break (respite) to family caregivers. Memory loss has an impact on the entire family. That’s why Memory Matters developed a brain-training curriculum for everyone.  

Since 2006, Brain Boosters has been offered multiple times a year  to help people maximize their brain power. “How to” steps are part of the classes and include ways to sharpen focus, creating a brain-health lifestyle, relaxing the brain, becoming a flexible thinker, memory-enhancing techniques, and how worry affects the brain.

The cost is $99 for the three classes. Register by calling Maureen Gleason at 843-842-2305 or email her at