About Maximum Capacity |
About Heather Palmer |
Our mandate is to maximize individual cognitive capacity in a fun, friendly and interactive way.
Maximum Capacity: Strategies for Cognitive Enhancement applies sound, evidence-based, scientific research to help individuals improve or maintain their cognitive abilities.
Led by company founder Heather Palmer, Maximum Capacity’s team of cognitive rehabilitation specialists and facilitators work together to assist groups and individuals improve the way they think. Improving memory, organization, planning, and the ability to multitask are some of the areas we focus on in our presentations, group seminars and individual training sessions.
Those who can benefit from cognitive enhancement services include:
- Healthy seniors combating the normal aging process
- Cognitively impaired individuals affected by brain-related disease or injury (e.g. Alzheimer’s Disease, traumatic brain injury, stroke, etc.)
- Cancer patients experiencing cognitive changes resulting from diagnosis and/or treatment
- Groups or individuals wanting to stay mentally on top of their game in the corporate world
Check out our Seniors Corner, Cancer Corner and our recently added Workplace Corner for articles offering professional advice, tips and techniques to get you started. We are adding information all the time, so be sure to check back often!
Maximum Capacity is the brainchild of Heather Palmer, PhD, who has over 20 years of scientific and clinical experience in the area of brain-behaviour relationships. She obtained her doctorate from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and carried out a postdoctoral fellowship in neurocognitive rehabilitation at the Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest. This fellowship resulted in a series of 5 papers which have been published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (2007).
Heather Palmer, Founder of Maximum Capacity
Her original interest in this field of research stemmed from a life-long respect and admiration for the elderly. She was struck by the fact that although seniors are leading longer, healthier, more active lives, they are not always able to enjoy this time due to problems associated with cognitive deterioration.
After researching, developing and implementing clinical studies relating to cognitive rehabilitation, Heather now devotes her time to applying what is being learned through science to help all people, not just seniors, improve the way they think, feel and function.
Some of the organizations with whom we are proud to have worked:
- Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
- Breast Cancer Network of Strength (formerly Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization)
- Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) Forum Group
- Cancer Care Board (Edmonton)
- CancerCare Manitoba
- Cancer Care Nova Scotia
- Cedars CanSupport (Montreal)
- Central Eglinton Community Centre
- Chartwell Housing REIT
- Credit Valley Hospital, Oncology Department (Mississauga)
- Danube Seniors Leisure Centre (Bradford)
- Doane House Hospice
- Entrepreneurs Organization, The Big Bang Forum
- Fairlawn Neighbourhood Centre
- G&M Hospital (Collingwood)
- Hearth Place (Oshawa)
- Hope & Cope | L'Espoir, C'est la Vie (Montreal)
- HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre (Kitchener)
- Kiwanis Club
- Living Assistance Services
- Maplesoft Centre (Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation)
- Matthews House Hospice
- Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club
- Myles’ Miracle Mission – CANcer Assist
- Newmarket Seniors Meeting Place
- Olive Branch of Hope
- Ontario LHIN (Local Health Integration Networks), Central Region
- PROBUS Groups across Ontario
- Rethink Breast Cancer
- Rotary Clubs across Ontario
- Specialty Care & Specialty Living (sites across Ontario)
- Supreme Care Services
- Tom Baker Cancer Centre (Calgary)
- Wellspring Calgary
- Wellspring Chinguacousy (Brampton)
- Wellspring Halton-Peel (Oakville)
- Wellspring London
- Wellspring Toronto (Odette House and Westerkirk House)
- Young Adults Cancer Canada ( YACC)
- Younger and Wiser (Winnipeg)