Mind your Brain services can help you by providing:
Guidance and education around healthy and/ or compromised cognition, cognitive strategies and exercises, and how to utilize these effectively, as well as information on how to promote and optimize your brain’s health, i.e. reducing your risk of dementia
- if you either feel or think that your cognitive functioning is compromised due to the aging process (e.g. cognitive difficulties due to normal cognitive changes in aging), or you received a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, OR
- if your goal is to be proactive in keeping your brain healthy through keeping it active, but your search for information and the number of potential brain exercises available has proved confusing and frustrating for you.
Evidence exists supporting the notion that cognitive rehabilitation can be utilized to benefit healthy aging adults (see for example Cognitive Training- Influence on Neuropsych and Brain Function in later life or ACTIVE study). This means that utilizing services to promote your own healthy cognition can support you in building up your cognitive reserve, thereby most likely decreasing your risk of developing dementia (for independent information, see for example http://www.yourbrainmatters.org.au/brain-health-program/brain/mental-activity/what-is-the-evidence AND http://www.sharpbrains.com).
How do I know whether Services provided by ‘Mind your Brain’ are appropriate for me?
To further assist with this question, I have embedded a youtube video on the topic of cognitive aging and brain health, ‘Preventing Dementia: Facts and Fiction‘, which provides information on healthy cognitive aging including evidence on how targeted cognitive training can support healthy cognitive aging:
More information on the concept of successful cognitive aging, how the brain and mind change as we age, and how to support your own successful cognitive aging process can be found here
If you would like to learn more about the healthy versus pathological aging concepts, please click here