What is Brain Health Boot Camp?

LEAP! Brain Health Boot Camp is an online, self-paced program to encourage healthy lifestyle habits for Alzheimer's prevention. Created by the experts at the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center, it includes nine modules with evidence-based strategies for reducing your Alzheimer's risk. 

Within each module, you'll find:

  • Videos, where our experts explain the concepts and strategies that are most beneficial to brain health.
  • Worksheets, where you can track your brain health journey and set personal goals.
  • Quizzes, to cement your knowledge and understanding.
  • Additional resources, like recipes and links to our favorite healthy lifestyle blogs.
  • Discussion boards, where you can ask questions of your instructors and peers and get support on your brain health journey.
  • Reading assignments for the LEAP! Brainpower Blueprint, the course textbook and your guide to a better brain.
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LEAP! Curriculum

  • 1
    Start Your LEAP! Journey!
    • Welcome!
    • Before we begin, please take this short survey to help us get to know you and better understand your goals for this course.
    • Welcome from Dr. Burns
    • Meet Your Instructor
  • 2
    Module 1 - Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
    • Module 1 Intro
    • Alzheimer's Disease Basics
    • AD Basics Quiz
    • AD Basics Quiz
    • LEAP! Lifestyle Assessment
    • LEAP! Self-Assessment
    • SMART Goals Worksheet
    • LEAP! Lifestyle Log #1
  • 3
    Module 2 - Physical Activity
    • Module 2 Intro
    • Physical Activity
    • Physical Activity Quiz
    • Physical Activity Quiz
    • Physical Activity SMART Goal
    • LEAP! Lifestyle Log #2
  • 4
    Module 3: Exercise
    • Module 3 Intro
    • Exercise - Aerobic
    • Exercise - Strength Training
    • Exercise - Balance & Flexibility
    • Exercise Quiz
    • Exercise Quiz
    • Exercise SMART Goal
    • LEAP! Lifestyle Log #3
  • 5
    Module 4 - Nutrition Basics
    • Module 4 Intro
    • Food for Thought
    • Nutrition Guidelines
    • Nutrition Basics Quiz
    • Nutrition Basics Quiz
    • Nutrition SMART Goal
    • LEAP! Lifestyle Log #4
    • Additional Nutrition Resources
  • 6
    Module 5 - Nutrient Density & Low-Glycemic Eating
    • Module 5 Intro
    • Nutrient Density
    • Low-Glycemic Eating
    • Nutrient Density & Low-Glycemic Quiz
    • Nutrient Density & Low-Glycemic Quiz
    • Nutrient Density & Low-Glycemic Eating SMART Goal
    • LEAP! Lifestyle Log #5
    • Additional Nutrition Info
  • 7
    Module 6 - Healthy Fats
    • Module 6 Intro
    • Healthy Fats
    • Healthy Fats Quiz
    • Healthy Fats Quiz
    • Healthy Fats SMART Goal
    • LEAP! Lifestyle Log #6
    • Additional Nutrition Info
  • 8
    Module 7 - Sleep
    • Module 7 Intro
    • Sleep
    • Sleep Quiz
    • Sleep Quiz
    • Sleep SMART Goal
    • LEAP! Lifestyle Log #7
  • 9
    Module 8 - Social & Cognitive Engagement
    • Module 8 Intro
    • Social Engagement
    • Cognitive Engagement
    • Social & Cognitive Engagement Quiz
    • Social & Cognitive Engagement Quiz
    • Social & Cognitive Engagement SMART Goal
    • LEAP! Lifestyle Log #8
  • 10
    Module 9 - Stress Management
    • Module 9 Intro
    • Stress Management
    • Stress Management Quiz
    • Stress Management Quiz
    • Stress Management SMART Goal
    • LEAP! Lifestyle Log #9
  • 11
    Your New LEAP! Lifestyle
    • Final Thoughts and Next Steps
    • Final Survey
    • LEAP! Final Self-Assessment

Your Instructor

  • Rachel Sandoval

    LEAP! Program Manager

    Rachel Sandoval

    I am a registered dietitian and have worked with the LEAP! program since 2015. I am passionate about translating brain science into practical, real-life strategies that empower individuals to improve their personal health. My favorite part of teaching LEAP! courses is interacting with YOU to answer your questions and help you on your brain health journey.

Pricing

  • $49.99

    Includes 6 months of access to all online content, videos, worksheets, community discussion. The LEAP! Brainpower Blueprint book is sold separately (available on Amazon).

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about LEAP! Program

  • How long is the LEAP! Brain Health Boot Camp?

    Brain Health Boot Camp is self-paced. You will have access to the online platform for 6 months from the date you register.

  • What is included in the online modules?

    There are 9 modules, each containing videos, discussions, assigned readings, worksheets and healthy lifestyle homework. You should be able to complete each module in 30-90 minutes.

  • Do I have to be available at a specific time for any course content?

    No. All lessons are pre-recorded, so they can be completed anytime, anywhere you have Wifi.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is designed to educate adults of all ages on steps you can take to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease. It's never too early or too late to start adopting a healthy lifestyle. This course is not designed to offer treatment information for Alzheimer's or any other disease. However, individuals with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia may still benefit from healthy lifestyle changes and are welcome to enroll.

  • How do I purchase a textbook?

    Textbooks are sold separately from the LEAP! course and can be purchased online at https://amzn.to/2NmbGxi

  • Is the textbook required?

    The textbook is not required, but strongly recommended for optimal understanding and guidance throughout the course.

  • What is the refund policy?

    We are happy to provide a refund within 14 days of purchase if you aren't satisfied with the online course. The textbook is sold separately through Amazon, so any textbook returns must be handled by Amazon.

  • More questions?

    Contact us at kuadcleap@kumc.edu. We're happy to help!