Our 'BrainFlex interactive workbooks are available through us or on Amazon, with a new workbook posted each month. The curriculum is designed for three sessions a week, over a four week period, however seniors can choose to complete the workbook at their own pace. The content provides interactive activities, recipes, exercises, and great conversation boosters too! It’s also fun for seniors to do by themselves, in their downtime or with a group of friends. Each workbook goes well beyond the normal activities typically found in a ‘brain training’ workbook. Based on the concept of ‘brain plasticity, ‘The BrainFlex' workbook, challenges seniors to continue learning new things, using creative, (outside of the box), thinking, while also using logic and reason to solve a variety of day to day problems seniors either have faced or are still facing. The activities allow for self-expression and spark innovative thoughts and ideas. Brain healthy recipes are a part of each weekly lesson, along with detailed nutritional information about their ingredients, and why they are so important to the brain and body. ‘Research and Discussion’ sheets are included in each lesson, giving seniors the ‘why’ behind the activities as well as the opportunity to stretch their minds and stay informed about various issues related to ‘aging well’. Guides for exercise, meditation/prayer, deep breathing and self-affirmations are also included. Workbooks begin with an action plan seniors create with their families (and/or doctor), and each week they have the opportunity to journal what steps they have taken towards reaching the goals in their action plan, which is structured around the four pillars of ‘aging-well’. (Nutrition, Brain Training, Social Connections, & Exercising/Meditation & Prayer.) This is also a great way for doctors to track the lifestyle choices of their patients.
There are a few things to keep in mind:
With the latest research in neuroplasticity, we now understand that there are proactive approaches to cognitive decline that may slow its progression and/or increase well-being and quality of life.
Note: If you do begin noticing a decline in your loved one's memory and/or cognitive abilities, the chances are...it's been going on for some time. It's important to remember that the sooner any type of cognitive decline is recognized and addressed, the greater the potential for slowing its progress.