A Leader in Service, Research and
Advocacy for Older Adults

For services or advice on eldercare issues,
call 216.791.8000 or e-mail info@benrose.org

Our Mission : To advance the health, independence and dignity of older adults

Enhancing Cognitive Health Outcomes (ECHO)

If you or a loved one are concerned about changes in memory...

You may be eligible to participate in a new project with the Margaret Blenkner Research Institute of Benjamin Rose.

The ECHO Project is designed to help older adults

  • Stay mentally active
  • Learn more about memory loss and the symptoms that accompany it
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Research shows that mental exercises may slow the progression of memory loss. ECHO combines three techniques to help individuals with memory loss and their families prepare for the changes that lie ahead.

    If you are experiencing memory loss, you will be asked to participate in “mental exercises” three times each week either using a computer or completing assigned reading tasks. In addition, you may qualify for counseling sessions to help you and a family member with communication skills and to cope with the changes you are both experiencing. All ECHO sessions and activities will take place in your home or another place of your choice over a 4-month period.

    If you would like more information about the ECHO Program, please contact
    Silvia Orsulic-Jeras at 216.373.1625 or sjeras@benrose.org.

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