Michael C. Patterson


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Michael C. Patterson is an author, scholar and program developer who has been instrumental in growing the fields of creative aging and brain health. Michael developed and directed AARP’s award-winning Staying Sharp brain health program and was a founding board member of the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA). In 2009, Michael and Roger Anunsen co-founded MINDRAMP CONSULTING, a company that has pioneered the translation of current research into practical, behavior-based programs that promote brain health and flourishing. Michael is a frequent speaker, facilitator and blogger on the topics of brain health, creativity and the arts. His most recent books include the five-part series Better Brains by Design, and the text books Strong Brains, Sharp Minds, and Creative Activity Design. Michael has had numerous careers, including acting and directing in the theatre and project development for PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service.