- One in 10 people in the U.S. over 65 live with Alzheimer’s.
- Another one in 10 has dementia.
- It’s estimated that another 20% have the precursors to these diseases, called mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
- Exercise has been proven to decrease your risk of cognitive disease.
Our brain fitness and cognitive agility training works to minimize deterioration and potentially decrease your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. We often refer to brain training as “cognitive agility.” It is the ability to reason, come to a decision, and physically act on that decision in a safe, controlled environment.
Think of when you drive. You’ve got to be alert and ready in case something like an animal darts into the road. In a split second, you’ve got to decide what you will do (swerve left or right, or brake), then actually do it fast enough to avoid hitting the animal. That is cognitive agility.
Brain Fitness Training Domains
There are four primary cognitive domains.
- Executive Function refers to decision-making, problem-solving, and inhibition control.
- Processing Speed means your reaction time to different kinds of stimuli.
- Memory has several different types. There is short-term and long-term memory. We also have working memory and spatial memory.
- Attention is often confused with memory. Attentional issues deal with getting distracted and not being able to pay attention or have focus.
As one of the nation’s pioneers in understanding the link between decision-making, reaction time on movement, and cognition, you are in the best hands to improve your functional aging. Our brain fitness training helps you get the right type, duration, and intensity of exercise that each domain needs to see improvements in your cognition. And we’ll help you assess which cognitive domain needs the most work.
The Benefits of Brain Training
By addressing brain health and cognitive agility, you could prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Some of the other benefits you can expect to see are:
- Improved reaction times.
- Improved balance.
- Reduced risk of falling.
- Improvements in mood.
Are you wondering how to get started? We’ve put together some simple drills to help you get started on improving your brain fitness and health.