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Our Heritage of Innovation

For more than 20 years, Brain Gain™ has been offering cognitive fitness and memory training classes, workshops, seminars, and keynote speeches to groups and individuals in a variety of settings, both private and public. Services are provided for independent adults, assisted living residents, nursing home residents, and private clients. Participants include the full range of individuals from cognitively normal to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to early and mid-stage Alzheimer's Disease and dementia clients. Workshops are tailored to fit group and individual needs and budget constraints. We offer diverse program selections for day and evening workshops.

Alice Jacobs Ed.D., MS, Director

Bio—Alice Jacobs, Ed.D., MS, Director

Dr. Alice Jacobs is an educational physiologist and a pioneer in the field of senior learning having named and developed this new and burgeoning field known as "Sapientagogy." She is a published author, trainer, and educator who advocates for positive aging and lifelong learning. She has worked in both the private and public sectors.

Major career highlights include 15 years in the corporate medical sector working for international companies Schering-Plough, Xomed, a subsidiary of Bristol Meyers Squibb and Syntex Labs. At the latter, she was a recipient of the prestigious Chairman's Recognition Award for her work in physician training and education within the HMO environment. Other highlights include working with the Del Webb organization to establish Sun City University at Sun City Roseville, California, and consulting with Sierra College in Rocklin, California, to establish the Sierra Emeritus College.

In addition to holding membership in the American Society of Aging, she served on the Advisory Board of the Sierra Emeritus College and the State of California Department of Health and Human Services Wellness and Prevention Task Force.

Alice is also a member of the Association of Talent Development (ATD) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), as well as the international professional society Phi Gamma Sigma.


• California Park & Recreation Society
• Mercy Hospital
• The Chateau at River's Edge
• Mercy McMahon Terrace
• Activity Directors of Northern California
• O'Connor Woods
• ALPHA Fund
• Parkinson Association of Northern California
• Alzheimer's Association of Northern California
• Placer Adult School
• American River College
• Placer Commission on Aging
• American Society of Aging
• Rocklin Park and Recreation Department
• Andermac Company (Yuba City)
• Roseville Commons
• Because We Care Foundation
• Roseville Park & Recreation Department
• Campus Commons Assisted Living
• Rotary International
• Capitol Pops Band
• Sacramento Bee Newspaper
• Chico State University; Department of Continuing Education
• Sacramento City 50+ Wellness Program
• Crosswood Oaks
• Sacramento Learning Exchange
• CSUS Department of Continuing Education
• Sacramento State Renaissance Society
• Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center
• Senior New Ways
• Delta Dental Plan
• Sierra College
• Doctors Orders Play Golf
• UC Davis Center for Aging
• Sons in Retirement 
• Sacramento 
• El Dorado Hills Community Services District
• Elk Grove Senior Center
• St Mary's College of California
• Eskaton
• State of California Department of Training
• Fountainwood Assisted Living
• Sun City Lincoln Hills
• Fremont/Rideout Hospital Foundation
• Sun City Roseville
• Golf Transport Inc.
• Sutter Roseville Rehabilitation Department
• Kaiser Permanente Dementia Program
• The Oaks of Auburn
• Learning Resources Network
• U.C. Davis Extension
• Medical Ultrasound
• Sierra College Small Business Development Center