At the beginning of the year, I received an email from Ms. Carmel Taylor, an Australian business teacher, asking if I knew of any in-person shorthand review courses that would meet regularly to hone their skills. The reason for the question was to investigate how can shorthand be used to assist healthy ageing and for dementia prevention. Carmel’s hypothesis is that by using shorthand, signs of dementia could be delayed or avoided. Recently, Carmel wrote a nice article about her experience and I asked her permission to share the link with the group.
Next February, Carmel will be tutoring a course at U3A (University of the Third Age), called “Revise your Shorthand Skills as you Train Your Brain.” U3A operates internationally with volunteer tutors providing intellectually stimulating courses for over 55s. I think this is terrific!