Positive social interaction among senior citizens has been shown to deter cognitive impairment associated with dementia symptoms. The lack of social support our senior citizens face today has been linked to a decline in overall health and well-being.
Brain training encompasses strategies relating to memory, spatial awareness, reasoning skills, and multitasking. These strategies build new neural pathways to encourage higher cognitive function for carrying out activities of daily living. Much of the latest research supports the idea that dementia can be deterred for up to ten years when seniors stay socially engaged and are committed to consistently boosting their mental capacity with brain training activities, exercise and healthy eating.
"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity."
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
The nutrients that the brain requires differs as we age, however most researchers wholeheartedly agree that healthy eating plays a key role in the brain’s cognitive ability as well as it’s resistance to cognitive decline.
The physical benefits of exercise are well-established among researchers. However, more recent findings point to increased cognitive function among senior citizens showing signs of dementia. Regular exercise increases blood flow to the brain, therefore encouraging cell growth and improving overall mental fortitude.
The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for professional health care. You should consult an appropriate health care professional for your specific needs and to determine whether making a lifestyle change or decision based on this information is appropriate for you. Brainflex® Wellness Club is not a healthcare service provider.