Creating a gym for the mind (The Boston Globe):
“Although scoffed at for years, such “training” — which traditionally has meant specialized computer games but now includes a more comprehensive, whole-body approach — is gaining currency as a viable treatment for brain conditions and a hedge against normal aging.
A growing body of evidence suggests that a “trained” brain will be better equipped to work around damage caused by disease, injury, deficits, or aging — just as a physically fit person can better avoid and bounce back from injury.”
“If you’d asked me eight to nine years ago if I believe in cognitive training, I’d have said ‘pfft.’ But the research is quite convincing,” said Bonnie Wong, a clinical neuropsychologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where Hope is getting her care.”
–> To Learn More about this growing trend, and what works and what doesn’t, check out The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age (April 2013)