Category: Seniors

Senior Centers Are Turning to Brain Training for Seniors

Senior Centers Are Turning to Brain Training for Seniors

More and more senior centers are turning to Brain Training for seniors and Active Agers as a way to attract new older adults to their facilities.  According to the National Council on Aging, there are around 11,000 senior centers in the United States. While many people have an outdated image of a senior center as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cognitive Training Drives Safety in Older Adults

Cognitive Training Drives Safety in Older Adults

For older adults activities of daily living (ADLs) become more stressful and present the aging population with new challenges. One of those challenges is operating a vehicle. Not only are there more cars on the road and new laws to follow everyday, but it can be difficult for some older adults to accomplish a simple […]

Try This to Prevent Cognitive Decline

Try This to Prevent Cognitive Decline

Four steps— Challenging Your Brain, Socializing, Consistent exercise, and a Healthy Diet—can improve your mental skills, as you age. Several research studies have concluded that routine physical activity, a healthy diet, being mentally challenged, and solid social connections will assist you in keeping a healthy mind. The most impressive and latest research goes one step […]

Brain Exercises for Aging Adults

This article was updated on 10-25-2019.   Brain exercises are critical to sustaining brain function, as well as keeping synapses firing and aging minds sharp. Seniors can boost their brainpower by playing various mind games that enhance memory, stimulate learning processes, and assist in preventing stagnation and boredom. Use Your Imagination Did you know that […]

Where is the “Boom” in Boomer Fitness?

SMARTfit Fitness Training for Baby Boomers – High Intensity Interval Training Delivered with a Twist of Cognitive Training SMARTfit Fitness Solutions for Baby Boomers combines brain fitness training with high intensity interval training in classes packed with high levels of social engagement. According to the US Census Bureau, there are nearly 75 million Baby Boomers […]

Getting Serious About Senior Fitness

SMARTfit Fitness Programs for Seniors Earlier this week, we shared some information relating to the impact that exercise can have on the brain, specifically in seniors.  We hope you have been thinking (pun intended) about that a lot over the last few days.  And if you are a senior that’s been putting it to practice, […]

Does Exercise REALLY Change Your Brain?

Uhhh, yah.  Big time.  And all for the better. SMARTfit Functional Training SMARTfit™ CEO Cathi Lamberti developed SMARTfit™ technology so that users could experience benefits related to a wide-range of scientific studies focusing on brain plasticity and the effect that exercise has on not only the body, but the brain as well. The SMARTfit™ team are avid readers […]

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