We recently spoke with Melissa Wolak, who teaches "Optimizing Brain Health, Function and Memory" and "New and Simple Ways to Exercise Your Brain."
Melissa, tell us about your background:I have worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist for the past 18 years, since earning my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Communication Science Disorders. I love my job treating clients with neurological or “brain” changes caused by injury, disease, life changes and aging. I specialize in the treatment of cognitive and communication disorders at Boulder Community Health and in my private practice. Recent research on the brain intrigues me. It emphasizes the importance of healthy lifestyle habits and their positive effects on memory, mental clarity, efficiency and happiness. Therefore, I broadened my scope and training to include a proactive, preventative care model. My goal is to educate others to invest in their brain health now, which will improve their quality of life, resiliency and well-being into the future.