Brain Training for Adults & Seniors
Most people believe that brain growth takes place only during childhood and young adulthood. Younger generations are characterized by their inquisitiveness, their rapid assimilation of new knowledge, and their eagerness to experience new adventures. Conversely, older adults are viewed as forgetful, resistant to new experiences, and stubborn due to age-related decline. And as a result, most people view their older years as a period of inevitable mental decline. The good news is, new research has proven these assumptions wrong.
Do I Have Dementia?
According to the National Institutes of Health, adults and seniors can improve their brain function thanks to a natural process known as brain plasticity. Triggering plasticity requires mental exercise. The challenge lies in targeting the areas of the brain that need exercise and choosing the right training program to strengthen them effectively.
What is Brain Plasticity?
Research has proven that throughout our lives, our brains change based on our thoughts and activities. The science of the brain is called neuroscience, and the ability of the brain to change and grow is called brain plasticity.
Brain plasticity describes the brain’s ability to reorganize neural pathways. This reorganization occurs whenever we have a new experience, learn a new skill, or memorize a new fact. In order to retain that information, a persistent change which represents that new information must take place within the brain.
Brain Training enables you to take advantage of this plasticity and regain the adventurousness and liveliness of your youth. Here’s how it works…
What is Brain & Auditory Training?
Our brain training focuses on three major areas:
- Sensory Motor – coordination, balance, sensory integration, calming, muscle tone, visual skills, eye contact
- Language – auditory processing, speaking, attention span, reading, written expression, memory
- Cognitive – critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, mood, impulse control, social skills, motivation
The most fundamental skills that contribute to our ability to learn are
- Visual processing
- Auditory processing
- Sensory integration
- Attention span
The centers for these foundational skills are found in various parts of the brain. It is important for the brain cells in each area to form pathways that connect with other regions of the brain. With good connections, the brain regions can work as a team.
We offer many options, from personally supervised sessions to at-home programs designed for personal use. Contact us for a consultation, and we’ll help you find the training program that’s right for you, either at Brain Works or by your using a home auditory training program. Please see the Clinic Program and the Products pages for more information
How can I be sure this will work for my age-related decline?
If you still aren’t sure about the benefits of brain training, take a look at these success stories from clients who used mental exercise to improve their lives:
“Upon returning to school at age 60, I realized I needed to sharpen my brain skills for learning and memorizing medical information…After several weeks of Brain Training with cognitive computer programs at Brain Works and an auditory program at home, my ability to understand concepts and retain information greatly improved. To my delight, my speed of reading also increased, which helped me to learn more information, faster…I can see how this brain enhancement process can help people of all ages and all walks of life.” – V.O.
Cindy, a 56-year-old Gainesville resident, was struggling in conversations. She found it difficult to focus on what the other person was saying, especially in a noisy environment. As a result, she lost confidence and avoided the problem by expressing her thoughts less. After she started listening training at Brain Works, she noticed improvement in her ability to listen and understand others, even with background noise. Now, she is able to interact with others without fear, concern, or indecision. “I have noticed more assertiveness and patients…deeper listening, calmness, and the ability to think more clearly.”
A few months after training at Brain Works, N.P. feels emotionally steady, focused, creative, and able to solve problems at a faster rate than ever before. “To top it all, as a 55-year-old previous non-runner, I am training for a half marathon. I am getting a book published, feel lighter in my heart and my thoughts, am more playful and understanding. I am feeling filled with life!”