Brain Fitness 101: Answers to Your Top 25 Questions
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Brain Fit­ness 101: Answers to Your Top 25 Ques­tions was writ­ten by Dr. Elkhonon Gold­berg and Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, with Car­o­line Lath­am, to pro­vide an intro­duc­tion to the con­cept, sci­ence and prac­tice of brain fit­ness pro­grams to sharp­en our minds — not only improve our mem­o­ry, but our con­cen­tra­tion, stress man­age­ment, and oth­er cog­ni­tive abilities.



Top 25 Ques­tions About Brain Fitness

Defin­ing Brain Fitness

What are cog­ni­tive abilities?

Are cog­ni­tive abil­i­ties the same thing as intelligence?

What is brain fitness?

Is brain fit­ness sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly proven to improve cog­ni­tive skills?

Brain Fit­ness Programs

Do I real­ly need a brain fit­ness program?

How do I start a brain fit­ness program?

I already do cross­words and sudoku. Do I need any­thing else?

Why are com­put­er pro­grams bet­ter than paper-based ones or sim­ply attend­ing a class in person?

How do I know if the com­put­er-based pro­grams work?

Why are so many pro­grams appear­ing now?

Is it nec­es­sary to train under the super­vi­sion of a doc­tor or oth­er specialist?

Healthy Aging

What does “normal aging” mean? Do we all age the same way?

Are there spe­cif­ic pro­grams for adults?

Does a brain fit­ness pro­gram pre­vent Alzheimer’s dis­ease and oth­er forms of dementia?

I don’t want to ever retire. What can I do to remain sharp?

The Oth­er Pil­lars of Brain Fitness

Are yoga and med­i­ta­tion good for my brain?

Are there herbal and vit­a­min sup­ple­ments that will pro­tect my memory?

Is phys­i­cal fit­ness important?

Spe­cif­ic Top­ics in Brain Fitness

How can I improve my con­cen­tra­tion and my memory?

Can a brain fit­ness pro­gram help me become more creative?

I am a busy exec­u­tive with a chal­leng­ing job. All this doesn’t sound very rel­e­vant to me.

Are there spe­cif­ic pro­grams for kids? My kids have prob­lems with math-why should they do these things that may dis­tract them from math?

Dur­ing my preg­nan­cy, I felt real­ly absent-mind­ed. Is this nor­mal? What can I do?

Ever since menopause, I can’t real­ly think or con­cen­trate as I used to. Is this nor­mal? What can I do?

I play casu­al games online, such as Bejew­eled. Is that good? Do I need some­thing else?

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