The Penn Memory Center
Cognitive Fitness Program
The Penn Memory Center Cognitive Fitness Program combines cutting-edge technology with personalized education to optimize cognitive health in older adults.
A Comprehensive Program
People with “age-associated memory impairment” or with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early stage dementia (such as Alzheimer’s disease) face new challenges related to thinking, learning, and remembering. Research data illustrates that individuals can compensate for certain memory and thinking deficits by engaging in specialized cognitive training. Practicing these techniques can help optimize independence, improve overall health, and maintain normal daily activity.
The Cognitive Fitness Program combines facilitator-led computer-based brain stimulation exercises, compensatory strategies, relaxation education, and supportive coaching.
The program team is led by psychologists, education specialists, cognitive interventionists, and clinical social workers.
While each participant will have his or her own individual program goals, common benefits of the program include:
- Sharpened focus and improved memory
- Improved independence and quality of life
- New strategies for coping and self-care
- Better management of depression and anxiety
- Advanced techniques for managing communication in relationships