Exercise: As you know, exercise has many benefits, including boosting brain cell production, reducing depression, and strengthening muscles, which can contribute to a reduction in falls and injuries, thus helping your patients maintain their independence. Nutrition is a vital part of our program, which will reinforce your …
KEY CONCEPTSThe BrainFlex® approach is based on four key concepts: Exercise/Meditation, Social Connections, Interactive Nutrition Education, Brain Training/Life-Long Learning. Research supports that applying these concepts together has the potential to slow physical and mental decline.
Brain Training/Life-Long LearningBrain Training utilizes memory, spatial awareness, reasoning skills, & multi-tasking exercises to help retrain your brain and process information, which can help seniors maintain independence in their daily lives. Life-long learning involves learning new information and skills in order to build the brain's cognitive reserve.
Interactive Nutrition EducationHealthy eating plays a key role in the brain’s cognitive ability & its resistance to cognitive decline. Each workbook includes four recipes with detailed nutritional information about the primary ingredients in the recipe and the benefits they provide both the brain and body.
Sitter-size: Included in each workbook is a detailed exercise guide designed to strengthen the core, increase range of motion, reduce the risk of falls, and strengthen important muscle groups, as well as cardio exercises..to increase oxygen and blood flow to the brain and other vital organs.
Meditation: The purpose of this portion of the workbook is to reduce stress and/or anxiety. Self-affirmations are a key component to this section, which we encourage seniors to read aloud. Breathing exercises are also included, which assists in the release of stress while increasing oxygen levels in the brain and reducing cortisol levels.