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The Rationale Behind Cognitive Training

October 13, 2011

For some time now, Optiminds has been offering programs and techniques designed to help prevent cognitive loss and strengthen cognitive abilities in mid and later life.

Research shows that the normal aging process is strongly associated with brain changes that lead to a weakening of some select cognitive domains in healthy people. As more baby boomers become seniors, it’s no surprise that there is a growing interest in finding methods to “keep our brains sharp” by maintaining or enhancing cognitive performance.

As we discover more about the human brain, ongoing scientific advances support the potential for neural connectivity in the brain to be malleable throughout the lifespan, and the capacity in late life for neurogenesis—the development of nerve tissues.

Observational evidence suggests that throughout adult life, there may be opportunities to protect and even enhance brain and cognitive function through prudent attention to modifying factors such as lifestyle, work and recreational choices, exercise, diet, health management and even by other means such as cognitive training..

Dr. Jane Stewart at Optiminds has been helping people of all ages improve their cognitive and memory skills. Find out more about Optiminds programs by calling us today at (248) 496-0150 or email us at: And be sure to visit our website at

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