Emerging research suggests that participation in brain-training programs can lead to greater focus, improved processing speed, sharpened memory, and reduced risk of cognitive decline for some individuals. Participants in the program complete a supervised, computerized brain fitness program designed to:
- Promote stronger memory for details to strengthen communication abilities.
- Train working memory, the short-term memory that is critical in almost all cognitive tasks.
- Push the brain to remember information in sequence, affecting the ability to engage in and remember conversation.
- Improve the clarity of memory by sharpening the precision with which the brain processes sounds and images.
- Encourage faster information processing to help the brain respond to quick speech, and complex surroundings.
- Sharpen visual processing for safer driving.
- Give the brain practice distinguishing similar sounds and images to help it interpret incoming information in order to store clear memories.
Memory Compensation Training
Participants will learn to incorporate memory tracking, organizational tools and other memory compensation techniques into their daily routine. These new practices can minimize symptoms of cognitive decline and improve independence.
Participants have the opportunity to express their concerns and share insights into the changes and challenges they are now facing. They will be coached on strategies for reducing stress, enhancing self-care, and improving communication.
Some sessions will feature presentations on brain and body health. Topics may include: understanding mild cognitive impairment and dementia; brain-healthy diets and supplements; benefits of exercise; how to improve sleep; and managing anxiety and depression.