What is the Neurocognitive Impairment Prevention Program?
With age, cognitive functions can remain stable or decline. The cognitive functions that decline are: selective attention, naming objects, verbal fluency, visual-spatial skills and logical analysis. Age-related memory changes vary depending on the type of memory. The ability to acquire, store, and retrieve recent memories may be reduced, while the ability to retrieve memory that has been stored and consolidated for long periods remains stable. Depression and anxiety can interfere with proper cognition. Generally, in cognitive aging there is a decrease in processing speed and a lower working memory capacity. To prevent this, you can access our COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT PREVENTION PROGRAM.
Cognitive impairment can have 3 levels:
- A normal decrease that appears after the age of sixty and is often called Age-Related Memory Impairment (AMD).
- A mild pathological decline (MCI), arising in some older people characterized by a recent, mild memory loss. This can be caused by an accelerated aging process or caused by neurological disorders.
- A serious pathological decrease in mental functioning: severe cognitive impairment, senile dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, among others.
Neurofeedback training helps to improve cognitive functions, anxiety, mood, expression levels and quality of life, with the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Taking into account that these diseases are progressive, the process is not reversed, but it does help to slow down the symptoms and improve some areas and activities. Despite the already existing brain damage, brain plasticity allows for improvement in functionality and symptoms.
Which neurocognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s can be treated with Neurofeedback?
Alzheimer’s, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body disease, neurological disorder resulting from a vascular problem or trauma, and Parkinson’s disease.