Q: What ages of adults will benefit?
A: Experts say our cognitive decline begins in the 40’s. We each have our stories of attacks to our health and well-being caused by stress, injury, and illness. If you want to improve your memory and thinking, sign up. We have worked with adults from ages 40-87. (And would love to find some 90-year-olds who want to still exercise their minds).
Q: Why do you want me to come to a seminar with a partner?
A: The exercises are best learned and practiced with a partner. The partner could be a care provider. The exercises are interactive, which is very important to retention and using more parts of the brain. The parent is making the investment, so yes, we like when the parent oversees the home training. Training can be shared and delegated at home. The student’s weekly visits will track progress and give the weekly instructions.
Q: What if I don’t have someone to come to a seminar with me?
A: Let us know. We will be your partner, and we are creating an online video partner who will do the speaking portion of the training with you. You need a computer to do this at home, but it’s not computer games. It’s our program with our videos so you can practice at home on your schedule.
Q: Both my friend and I want to sign up for training. How does that work?
A: You can choose to each have your individualized intense training session and then practice at home during the week on your own schedule. Or you can share the expense and have a semi-private session where you are both trained during the same hour. Or you can sign up for a small group together. Some people don’t like the one-on-one and prefer to have more in the group. Some people don’t want to share the time and want the full attention during the training hour. Both are effective.
Q: Do you work with dementia or Alzheimer’s patients?
A: Presently our program is geared for those who are predementia, but the activities surely wouldn’t hurt to try with those who have early dementia or early stages of Alzheimer’s.
Q: How long will it take to experience results?
A: This varies with individuals and what you put into it. If you do the activities daily, improvement will be gained quicker. Isn’t that how it is with physical training? Same thing. But please don’t sabotage the efforts with a sugary diet and lack of sleep. “Doing good and avoiding bad” will help! We’ll coach you in what that means.
Q: Do you give us homework to do?
A: Absolutely! You will receive a training booklet with goals for the week for your individualized progress. You will also be trained in how to how to make the exercises harder.
Q: Can’t we just do some computer brain games?
A: Our goal is to engage many parts of the brain during the period of time you are investing in brain training. Computer games lack the social interaction piece which is more whole brained. Being involved with a partner, you can both see results! It’s like a two-for-one! Besides, don’t you want to be thinking better when you are with people?