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Brain training: Views diverge in the scientific community-5262

Brain training: Views diverge in the scientific community

In October 2014, 69 leading neurologists and cognitive psychologists signaled a consensus from the scientific community on the brain training industry. The consensus statement was skeptical of claims made about "computer-based brain games" - particularly that they offer "consumers a scientifically grounded avenue to reduce or reverse cognitive decline" - and cited a lack of scientific evidence to support them. A group of more than 125 medical doctors and scientists responded in December with an open letter expressing "significant reservations" about the statement.

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The Arts and Health Project: supporting healthy aging through the arts by Jenifer Milner-1534

The Arts and Health Project: supporting healthy aging through the arts by Jenifer Milner

In the year 2000, as the world contemplated the potential of a new century, Gene D. Cohen, MD, PhD, contemplated the potential of aging. To this potential, as well as damaging myths of aging, Cohen drew the public’s attention in his then-new book The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life. He heralded “a new juncture” in the field of aging—“one in which we move beyond studies of what aging is to what is possible with aging.

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Brain Health University: giving older adults tools to protect cognitive function-1483

Brain Health University: giving older adults tools to protect cognitive function

In 2002, to support healthier, more fulfilling lives for residents, SLC focused on the meaning of wellness for this population. “The basis for our quest was the World Health Organization’s publication on the six dimensions of wellness,” says RonnDa Peters, vice president of marketing. “David Koelling, vice president of corporate operations, and Terry Fay, corporate director of resident programs, led the charge to package a wellness-focused environment using the six dimensions—physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and vocational—into a signature program, Fit for Life” (since rebranded Wellness Everyday™). The program received an ICAA Industry Innovators Award in 2003.

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CogniFit Personal Coach: promoting healthier, active aging through brain fitness-1179

CogniFit Personal Coach: promoting healthier, active aging through brain fitness

Established in 1999 by cognitive psychologist Shlomo Breznitz, PhD, Israeli company CogniFit Ltd. develops and provides computerized brain fitness training programs for a variety of markets. The distinguished academic—whose achievements include, among others, serving as president, rector and Lady Davis Professor of Psychology at the University of Haifa—founded CogniFit based on his more than 30 years’ experience in the field. His goal? To use the latest cognitive research to help people of all ages maintain and improve quality of life through brain fitness assessment and training.

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The trend of brain fitness-720

The trend of brain fitness

Dr. David Gobble talks about the growing trends of brain fitness

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Online learning for the 50-plus adult by Cody Sipe, MS-597

Online learning for the 50-plus adult by Cody Sipe, MS

If your email inbox isn’t inundated with ads for products to improve your sexual performance or opportunities to refinance your home mortgage, then it may well be filled with solicitations to take an online course or get an online degree. Internet-based education programs (also called e-learning, e-education or online learning) are revolutionizing learning as we know it. Never before have organizations had so many opportunities to reach potential participants with continued education—from studying for formal academic degrees to learning a new language, to simply pursuing hobbies and interests. This learning medium is growing exponentially today. It is also proving to be useful in engaging and educating middle-aged and older constituents.

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