Meet Dr. DenBoer

Dr. John DenBoer is a Clinical Neuropsychologist specializing in dementia. He received his internship training at VA Boston Healthcare System (Boston University School of Medicine/Harvard University) and received his postdoctoral training at Barrow Neurological Institute. He has published extensively in the area of Clinical Neuropsychology and has been an expert speaker at many local, national, and international conferences.




Dementia Books: My Top 3 Picks

By Calli Varner | June 12, 2019

Dementia is difficult, not only on the person experiencing it, but also to the loved ones. To help cope with a loved one with dementia, there are some helpful resources out there. I tend to love books to help me through a difficult time and these 3 books about dementia are my top picks for…

How a Healthy Lifestyle Leads to a Healthy Mind

By Calli Varner | June 1, 2019

It is not surprise that a healthy lifestyle has its many benefits. In fact, for a healthy mind and to lower your risk of dementia, you should practice living a healthy life. Eating Right To start living a healthy lifestyle, you should start by eating healthy! This means eating foods that are low in fat…

Caregiver Support: The Importance of Self-Care

By Calli Varner | May 28, 2019

As a caregiver, life can get quite overwhelming and stressful. When caring for others, there are often times that we can get lost and stop caring for ourselves. However, to be the best caregiver you can be, you must still take time to care for yourself. Being a caregiver can take a tremendous toll on…

New Study Shows How Virtual Reality Can Help Dementia Patients

By Calli Varner | May 22, 2019

A new study gives hopes to those with dementia. Dementia patients can improve their quality of life by using virtual reality to help recall special memories and happier times. The University of Kent in the UK did a small study proving the great benefits of using virtual reality for those with dementia. Patients were able…

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Longest Day is Just One Month Away

By Calli Varner | May 15, 2019

Each year, the Alzheimer’s Association celebrates the longest day of year by spreading awareness and raising funds for Alzheimer’s research. On the first day of summer, June 21st, the Alzheimer’s Association asks you to join them in the many ways to celebrate and also show support for those with Alzheimer’s. Around the world, people take…

Understanding the Value of Time When Diagnosed With Dementia

By Calli Varner | May 6, 2019

We all know that we don’t live forever, but while we are on this Earth, we want to try to live the best quality life that we can. For those diagnosed with dementia, their time living a high quality of life is often cut short. This is why the value of time is so crucial,…


By drj0hn | May 3, 2019

Dr. DenBoer is a leading neuropsychologist in the area of early-stage dementia detection. He specializes in developing intervention mechanisms to help prevent the further development of the dementia process. This has culminated in Dr. DenBoer’s development of the SMART memory program(see below). Dr. DenBoer is the founder and developer of the SMART memory program, a…


By drj0hn | May 3, 2019

Dr. DenBoer also does work in the area of Forensic Psychologist/Neuropsychology. He has experience in conducting neuropsychological evaluation in a variety of forensic contexts, including capital evaluations. Nationally-Known Forensic Psychologistevaluations and medicolegal cases involving traumatic brain injury/concussions. In addition to the activities above, he also performs pro-bono forensic psychological profiling consultative services for Find Me,…

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Vision Statement (personal):

My vision is to be an honest, dynamic, and authentic presence in the lives of others.  I aim to have a positive impact on my patients and a solid reputation as a thought leader within the scientific and medical communities.  My mission is to use my professional skills and God-given talents to be a light for those in darkness, while retaining and promoting personal and family wellness and growth.  I am true to myself as I change.

Mission Statement (professional):

My mission is to be a dynamic and innovative thought leader in the areas of sports psychology and neuropsychology (concussion and dementia).  I do this by offering scientifically-driven interventions aimed at improving clinical conditions and ultimately contributing to an overall progression of improvement in my clients lives. I differentiate myself through authenticity, transparency, and kindness.  I incorporate and align myself with my personal and family values in my work.

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Important note: Brain exercises may help improve mental acuity (memory, focus, concentration, and understanding), although (based on our research to date) this improvement may be temporary and may continue while utilizing SMART or any other program.The SMART program (or any other program) does not improve cognitive functioning on a long-term basis.