Aging well includes exercising regularly, having a healthy diet, and keeping your brain stimulated and challenged. Many seniors do not perform activities that challenge them to utilize key cognitive functions, such as memory, which can lead to deterioration in cognitive capacity and function over time. Digital cognitive therapy tools can be used to promote healthy aging in seniors by providing them with opportunities to stimulate cognitive functions that they may be under-using.
For seniors, using computerized training programs may help to improve global cognition, psychosocial functioning, and specific cognitive domains deficits associated with aging. Below is some of the research that has been conducted to examine the efficacy of computerized cognitive training programs in aging adults.
Bobillier Chaumon, Marc-Eric & Michel, Christine & Tarpin-Bernard, Franck & Croisile, Bernard. (2014). Can ICT improve the quality of life of elderly adults living in residential home care units (RHCU)? From actual impacts to hidden artifacts. Behavior and Information Technology. 33. 10.1080/0144929X.2013.832382.
Croisile, B. (2006). Memory stimulation. Which scientific benefits? Which exercises?
Godde, Ben & Noack, C. Martin G. & Niemann, Claudia & Voelcker-Rehage, Claudia. (2012). Increased employability of the unemployed aged 50+ through cognitive training?. 10.13140/RG.2.1.2327.0481.
Hill, N. T., Mowszowski, L., Naismith, S. L., Chadwick, V. L., Valenzuela, M., & Lampit, A. (2017). Computerized cognitive training in older adults with mild cognitive impairment or dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Psychiatry, 174(4), 329-340.
Keeping healthy aging adults cognitively stimulated and socially connected has never been easier! You can provide stimulating cognitive activities using HappyNeuron Pro that keeps your healthy aging seniors’ brains engaged while they laugh and learn with other group members.
One-on-one, you can assuage your patients’ fears of aging by providing them with cognitive stimulation therapy.
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Louise Kavanagh – Special Education Teacher – Dubai British School Jumeirah Park – Jumeirah Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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It was just enjoyable to see the results right at the moment. So once a patient is done with the group, I was able to get the results immediately and see what they did well on and what needed to still be improved. HappyNeuron Pro is just easy and accessible.
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We love this program! One of my success stories was the man who had a stroke. As a matter of fact, everybody noticed his progress after using HappyNeuron Pro.
Laura Argentine – LCSW – Integrative Group Psychology Services – Chicago, IL – USA
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