Focus on Brain Health

How can you keep your mind and memory vibrant through every stage of life? Our integrative team of professionals will share information and strategies for optimal brain health and performance.

Through a comprehensive series of lectures, workshops and fitness activities, you’ll learn from top Canyon Ranch experts about: health habits that affect memory, the relationship between diet and brain function, effective relaxation techniques and much more. Find out how to keep your body active and your memory strong as you age.

Space is limited.

Call 800.742.9000 to make your reservations for this life-changing experience.

About the Life Enhancement Center

The tranquil, self-contained Life Enhancement Center® – complete with gyms, locker room, dining room and classroom – is home base for the Focus on Brain Health retreat, where you learn, practice and experience the daily routines of healthy living. Experts in life management, spirituality, fitness, medicine, nutrition and movement provide unlimited support and inspiration – and they make sure you take home the best tools for long-term success.

About our special guest speakers

Top visiting experts join our Health & Healing professionals for an in-depth exploration of brain health.

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Canyon Ranch Welcomes

Anna Burke, MD

Anna Burke, MD, is a geriatric psychiatrist and the Director of Neuropsychiatry at Barrow Neurological Institute. She is board certified in psychiatry with a subspecialty certification in geriatric psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Burke’s expertise includes the treatment of challenging behavioral and psychiatric disturbances that result from neurological conditions. Dr. Burke received her medical degree from Gdańsk Medical University. She completed her residency training in adult psychiatry at Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living before completing a geriatric psychiatry fellowship at McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Burke has led numerous clinical trials of investigational drugs, neuromodulation, environmental modifications, prevention methods, and novel neuroimaging techniques for cognitively impaired patients with neurodegenerative disorders.

Canyon Ranch Welcomes

Lee Schwamm, MD, FAHA, FANA

Dr. Lee Schwamm is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Executive Vice Chairman of Neurology and the C. Miller Fisher Chair in Vascular Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center and the Center for TeleHealth. His clinical interests are in cerebrovascular diseases, telehealth, Neurocritical care, brain imaging and applied healthcare technology. Dr. Schwamm is a recognized leader in the field of acute stroke treatment, health services research, stroke advocacy, and in the use of telemedicine and other telehealth strategies to improve the quality of stroke care. Dr. Schwamm graduated from the Harvard Medical School in 1991 and completed his neurologic training and fellowships in NeuroCritical Care and Vascular Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Focus on Brain Health Retreat – a Canyon Ranch+ experience

Every Canyon Ranch stay is packed with healthy choices – the Life Enhancement Program pulls it all together for you with exclusive curriculum in a private setting. You'll interact all week with dedicated experts and fellow participants, building knowledge, commitment and lasting relationships.

Chart a course to the healthiest, most vibrant you.

Tuition for the Life Enhancement Program is $500 above your package rate.

Canyon Ranch Members, please call 800.742.9000 to book your LEC experience.

Morning Walk
Wake up to inspiration. Begin each morning with a guided walk in the iconic Sonoran Desert.
Retreat Sessions
Learn practical strategies for improving memory and boosting brain power from a truly integrative team of health professionals who will engage you in lively discussions about healthy aging.
Exercise Classes
Learn ways to incorporate exercise into your life, from strength training and cardio circuits to Pilates and tai chi. The best exercise is the kind you enjoy – because that's what you'll stick with.
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