Here are some good mental exercises for seniors:
Brain mapping is a technique used to identify specific areas of the brain that are associated with certain functions. Biofeedback is a technique that uses real-time feedback to help individuals learn to control their physiological responses.
Recently, non-invasive neurofeedback training has been explored as a potential complementary treatment for patients suffering from dementia or mild cognitive impairment. Neurofeedback training protocols based on electroencephalography or functional magnetic resonance imaging have been used for these groups of patients 1.
In most studies, patients showed improved scores in different cognitive tests after neurofeedback training.
Neurofeedback is a method of training the brain to regulate its own electrical activity by using feedback from a computing device. The device measures brainwave frequencies through sensors on the scalp and provides cues to the brain through sound, lights, games, or vibrations. The cues help the brain learn to shift from unhealthy or maladaptive patterns to healthier or adaptive ones 1.
Neurofeedback is not considered a cure, but rather a method of managing or regulating the workings of the brain so it functions in a healthier manner. This is achieved by repeated training sessions using a computerized neurofeedback program that teaches the central nervous system to reorganize and regulate brainwave frequencies 1. Neurofeedback can help treat many different conditions, including ADHD, seizure conditions, brain injury, insomnia and sleep problems, anxiety, depression, PTSD, age-related cognitive loss, behavior disorders and developmental delays 1.
Progressive Medical Center in Atlanta offers brain mapping and neurofeedback training. Call for an appointment today!