Cognitive function refers to a person’s ability to process thoughts and refers to things like memory, the ability to learn new information, speech, and reading comprehension. In most healthy individuals the brain is capable of learning new skills in each of these areas, especially in early childhood, and of developing personal and individual thoughts about the world. Factors such as aging and disease may affect cognitive function over time, resulting in issues like memory loss and trouble thinking of the right words while speaking or writing.
As we age we are at higher risk for temporary memory loss. Strokes are more common in the elderly, as are diseases that cause dementia. Forgetfulness, senility and other signs of memory loss in elderly people should not be automatically linked to a connection between age and memory loss but should be assessed for disease.
The exercise tools that are part of the Ageless Grace® program all work both body and brain. Based on the science of neuroplasticity, existing neural pathways can be re-opened and new neural pathways created!
The five areas of the Brain – Scheduling and planning; Memory; Analytical Thinking; Creativity and Imagination; Kinaesthetic Learning
Multi-skilling – allowing us to live a full and active life, unhampered by our inability to do more than one thing at a time
Neuroplasticity – the brain’s wonderful ability to regenerate itself
Emotional Expression – as we age, we are likely to spend more time alone with fewer opportunities to express our emotions