Cathi Lamberti

Brain Training’s Effect on Memory and Dementia

  Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia can be some of the most heartbreaking trials that we can go through as human beings. The confusion, the frustration, the loss of control and the disappointed faces of loved ones as the sufferer forgets their cherished memories.  But, there is hope in brain trainings effect on memory and dementia […]

Can Cognitive Training Help People Avoid Dementia?

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has updated the care terms for individuals who suffer with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Dementia.  The panel has changed their approach after considering recent studies that are published in the evidence-based journal, Neurology. Essentially, the studies indicate that there is no significant advantage to increases of medication, but […]

Treating Kids with Autism: Occupational Therapy’s Benefits

  The term ‘sensory sensitivities’ refers to how children with Autism respond to stimulation of the senses. Children with disabilities “exhibit significantly more sensory processing issues than children without disabilities” (Critz, Blake, & Nogueira, 2015, p.711). Kids with Autism may be overly sensitive or have diminished sensitivity with some senses and not others. The ways […]

The Effects of HIIT on the Protein, BDNF

The Effects of HIIT on the Protein, BDNF HIIT Training

We’re all convinced that high intensity interval training (HIIT) benefits our bodies but now there is an overwhelming amount of data supporting the theory that the longevity of our brains’ health also benefits from the effects of HIIT.  This is due to a protein found in the brain and spinal cord called BDNF. What is […]

Preschool Kids Are Born to Move!

Preschool kids, ages 3 to 5 years, burst developmentally. Their vocabulary and language skills increase by leaps and bounds. Their social emotional awareness and sensitivity often surprises adults.  As their large muscles strengthen their small muscle use becomes more refined.  They begin to draw shapes and letters. They learn songs, and remember the lines of […]

Could Cognitive Training Help People With ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is characterized as a prolonged pattern of impulsiveness and hyperactivity. Specifically, individuals with ADHD have difficulty focusing or transitioning from one task to another. Because cognitive training improves various cognitive functions, it begs the question on whether not cognitive training could help individuals who live with ADHD. It’s no secret […]

Kids Respond Better to Fun Fitness

Kids Respond Better to Fun Fitness Fitness

When it comes to developing good fitness habits, research has proven that the younger you start, the more likely you are to maintain healthy physical activity levels. That is why it is important to get young people on board with fitness fun as early as possible. Kids respond better to fun fitness. Experts Say: According […]

Activities for Adolescents with Sensory Integration Issues

Activities for Adolescents with Sensory Integration Issues adolescents

Adolescence is a time of rapid and erratic growth. Growth spurts or delays in adolescents are associated with the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional domains. Developmental pace varies from one teen to another. Despite the awkwardness, insecurities, and vast potential that are part of this life phase, the outer, adult world has expectations. Activities for adolescents […]

Do Your Aging Brain a Favor: Be Active!

Do Your Aging Brain a Favor: Be Active! Aging Brain

One of the greatest concerns about the aging process is the decline in memory and cognitive processing. Numerous studies have explored the role of physical activity in decreasing the potential for various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease. Promotion of healthy outcomes for the aging brain (Merzenich, 2012) requires a comprehensive approach that blends physical […]

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