There are numerous benefits of Neurofeedback for seniors and aging adults. With age, many people begin to notice decline in mental clarity, memory or executive function. Cognitive health is an important part of every individual’s health and well-being as it plays an integral role in a person’s social, cultural, physiological, and environmental background. However, many times it seem that taking steps to improve one’s cognitive health get put on the back burner?
Many seniors find that they may experience new concerns or stress as they age. Feeling anxious, depressed, forgetful or fear for the future is overwhelming and they may not discuss their concerns with family until it becomes a chronic daily concern. Neurofeedback provides numerous benefits as it aids in healthy cognition for individuals struggling with their memory and numerous other mental health conditions. It can provide better mental health quality of life with improved memory performance.
What is Cognitive Decline?
As adults begin to age, research shows declining ability in working memory, long-term memory, dual-tasking, task-switching, reasoning ability and executive and attentional control. As a result, an individual’s quality of life can be negatively impacted as daily activities such as driving, grocery shopping, and taking medications become more difficult.
Benefits of Neurofeedback for Seniors and Aging Adults
Neurofeedback provides numerous benefits for seniors and aging adults including:
- long-lasting brain changes
- reduction in medication
Cognitive decline occurs naturally as part of the aging process. Some of the symptoms associated with aging may include forgetfulness, decreased ability to maintain focus, and decreased problem solving capability. Dementia is another form of cognitive decline that significantly impairs memory, ability to focus and pay attention, visual perception, communication and language, as well as reasoning and judgment.
Research has shown that neurofeedback can improve cognitive function in aging adults. Treatment is tailored to the individual’s needs and the brain is challenged in areas such as memory, attention and mental processing speed thereby delaying cognitive decline associated with aging and dementia.
A remarkable ten-year study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, has found computer exercises targeting processing speed…could dramatically cut the risk of developing dementia ten years later.
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If you or a loved one is suffering from the negative side effects of dementia or cognitive decline with age, please contact Licensed Psychologist and Neurofeedback expert Dr. Connie McReynolds for more information.