Brain Health Clinic For Healthy Aging
Brain health is taking care of an important part of your body by making the most of your brain and reducing risks to it as you age. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and National Institute of Health note that it is natural for your brain to change as you age, but there are steps you can take to preserve and optimize your brain and psychological health. Many of the things you do to keep your body healthy may also be good for your brain, too.
For example, exercising regularly can help to improve memory and enhance learning and mood. Staying mentally active might keep memory loss at bay. Discovering a new talent or picking up a new hobby can also help with brain health. Socializing on a regular basis and staying connected with family and friends can help ward off depression and stress, both of which can contribute to memory loss.
Making sure you are well rested and getting adequate sleep can counteract the serious effects insomnia can have on your memory and thinking. Watching what you eat may also be beneficial for brain health as certain diets rich in antioxidants have been proposed as a way to fend off risks to your brain. Improving organizational skills and other executive functions that impact memory performance are important to address within any brain health program. Lastly, managing any chronic conditions or other medical risks that are linked to brain functioning is extremely important.
At the Center for Neuropsychology, Learning & Development, we offer a Brain Health Clinic for adults. It is individualized based on strengths and needs. The program focuses on maintaining and enhancing skills, combined with creation and implementation of systems to assist with a variety of different areas including:
- Memory Strategies
- Organization and Executive Functions
- Mental Activity
- Exercise & Movement
- Nutrition & Wellness
- Sleep Hygiene
- Social Engagement
- Stress Management