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HOBSCOTCH: A Memory Program for People with Epilepsy 
(HOme Based Self-management and COgnitive Training CHanges lives)

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HOBSCOTCH is a program that was developed at Dartmouth College, specifically for adults with epilepsy. The HOBSCOTCH program is designed to help you find ways to manage and cope with your memory problems in order to lead a happier, more productive life.

The program uses Problem Solving Treatment and Memory Strategies which will help you identify memory-related problems in your own daily life and find solutions to manage these problems.

The program consists of 8 sessions delivered by a certified HOBSCOTCH Memory 
Coach.  The sessions occur weekly and last 45-60 minutes.  The first and last sessions are conducted either in-person in a private office setting, or virtually while the participant is at home using a computer or tablet and a webcam.  It is up to the Memory Coach and participant to decide if an in-person or virtual approach is more appropriate. 

You Will Learn:
→ The ABC's of memory, normal memory problem and how seizures can affect cognition
 Skills to improve your memory
→ Skills to compensate for memory problems in everyday life.
→ Participating in physical & pleasant activities can reduce stress, improve your memory, and your mood.

You Will Receive:
→ 8 sessions with a HOBSCOTCH certified Memory Coach
→ HOBSCOTCH Workbook
→ Memory Tool Box
→ Day Planner & Seizure Diary
Your Memory Coach will guide you through the program, giving you encouragement and support… but the ideas, solutions, and actions come from YOU!  

The HOBSCOTCH Program was shown to be effective in improving quality of life and objective cognition.  The study examined adults with epilepsy and was conducted at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Caller, T. A., et al. 2016).

To qualify for this free program you must:

 be 18 years or older
 be able to read and write in English with an IQ >70.
 have access to phone for weekly sessions
 be able to commit to 8 sessions including 2 sessions in person or virtual


Sessions will resume in 2018.  Click the Next Page button to submit your interest form.  We will contact you once 2018 scheduling has begun.