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 have 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 cognitive reserves.
Interactive Nutrition EducationHealthy eating plays a key role in the brain’s cognitive ability & its resistance to cognitive decline. Each session includes one recipe on a colorful powerpoint with detailed nutritional information about the primary ingredients in the recipe and the benefits they provide to the brain and body.
Sitter-size: A detailed exercise guide designed to strengthen the core, increase range of motion, reduce risk of falls, and strengthen muscles, along with cardio (to increase the oxygen and blood flow to the brain as well as to the other vital organs.)
Meditation: This portion of the workbook is designed to reduce worry and anxiety. Included is a list of self-affirmations which participants are encouraged to speak out loud. Breathing exercises are also an important part of this time, assisting in the release of stress while increasing oxygen levels in the brain and reducing cortisol levels.