September 2, 2014

September 2014 New Member Announcement

September 2014 New Member Announcement

Next month, the Brain Performance Institute at the Center for BrainHealth will begin offering its Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART) program to military spouses and caregivers, thanks to the generous support of a new member of our coalition, La Quinta Holdings Inc. The Brain Performance Institute’s Warrior Training Team and clinical staff will present the SMART program in its first of two scheduled training sessions this year, September 9 – 30 at the Center for BrainHealth in Dallas. La Quinta’s support will allow the program to ultimately become mobile, expanding to locations where the team can better reach more military and veteran caregivers. 
 
The goal of the SMART program is to teach participants how to think deeper and more strategically. The staff aims to enable participants to better handle multiple responsibilities and tasks without becoming overwhelmed. The program is expected to be particularly beneficial for caregivers who often manage many of their veterans’ daily needs, while at the same time raising a family and serving as the sole source of income for the household.
 
“Our vision at the Brain Performance Institute is to serve not only warriors but also their spouses and caregivers who have endured the sacrifice of service with their loved one,” said Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas. “By providing strategies that maximize brain performance, minimize stress and improve productivity, our mission is to directly help the entire family network of our military heroes have healthier brains. We are dedicated to reaching as many of the estimated 5.5 million military caregivers in the United States to insure they thrive with evolving needs of their families.” 
 
La Quinta Holdings Inc. is the owner, operator and franchisor of La Quinta Inn & Suites™ and La Quinta Inn™ branded hotels. For more information about the SMART program, visit the Center for BrainHealth website.