John Knox Village Offers Exclusive ‘Train Your Brain’ Program Aug. 22

Ditching 6 Brain Myths Can Help Reduce Risk Of Alzheimer’s

Award-winning author and brain training expert Phyllis Strupp is being brought in from Arizona to lead the workshop

 POMPANO BEACH, FL 08/09/2018Your brain knows a heck of a lot about you, but how much do you know about your brain? Not much, according to Phyllis Strupp, founder of the nationally recognized “Train Your Brain” neuro-strengthening, Alzheimer’s Disease-reducing program that is only offered at John Knox Village, in Pompano Beach.

“Most people I meet know more about their car than they know about their brain,” said Strupp, the award-winning author of Better with Age: The Ultimate Guide to Brain Training book. “As a result, neuro-ignorance is rampant.” 

Most people still believe these six outdated neuro-myths: 




We only use 10 percent of our brain.



A normal brain declines with age.



Crossword puzzles and Sudoku provide good brain exercise.



Dietary fiber does not influence brain chemistry.



The rate of Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise in the United States.



Posture and core muscles have little to do with brain health.


Neuroplasticity is a healthy brain’s secret weapon for improving with age. Effective brain training pushes brain cells (neurons) to grow new connections with other neurons. This process—or rewiring the brain referred to as neuroplasticity—is the key to superior brain fitness at any age.

So how do we get our brains to grow?

 One way is to attend Strupp’s upcoming Train Your Brain Lunch & Learn Workshop at John Knox Village on Aug. 22 at 10:30 a.m. JKV is bringing in Strupp from her Arizona hometown to lead the workshop, which will include a delicious lunch after the presentation.

 If any of the aforementioned six brain myth-toxic falsehoods are swimming around in someone’s head, Strupp suggests they replace them with science-based tips and tools to take charge of their brain fitness.

First and foremost, the good news about an aging brain is that—like fine wine that is designed to improve with age—so too, is the human brain. The rest of a person’s body is not able to get better with age, but the brain can, thanks to a magic trick called neuroplasticity, according to Strupp.

To do so, people need to give their brains something new to do.

“Our brains are sitting around up there, awaiting our commands,” Strupp said. “Neurons will do the work we give them to do, as long as we keep bugging them to get the job done, but building new connections is a lot of work, so our thrifty brains only bother to grow when it is really necessary. Nothing done by routine and habit requires the brain to change and grow.”

 Plus, Strupp contends, the best daily activities for brain training are often fun.

For example, dancing and singing offer much better brain exercise than crossword puzzles or Sudoku. However, since every brain is different, a one-size-fits-all approach to brain training does not work. The best place to start is by learning about the five key brain assets that we all have, and then choosing an activity to work your least active brain asset.


To learn more about your brain assets and the activities that work them, come to John Knox Village’s complimentary Train Your Brain Workshop, Aug. 22. Seating is limited and reservations are a must. Please contact (954) 783-4040 for more information.

About the author 

Phyllis T. Strupp, MBA is an award-winning author and brain training expert, speaking to audiences around the U.S. on how to make brains and lives get better with age. Her background includes a „Brain Research in Education” Certificate from the University of Washington in Seattle. Before establishing Brain Wealth, she had a 30-year business career, including an MBA in finance from Columbia University. Her book Better with Age: The Ultimate Guide to Brain Training offers a proven strategy for boosting brain performance at any age.    


About John Knox Village, Pompano Beach

Always innovative and forward-thinking, John Knox Village has long been the Life Plan Retirement Community of choice for those seeking a relaxed, upscale lifestyle in sunny South Florida, which also includes an all-inclusive lifetime of life care.