A: Our brains, like our bodies, perform better when they are kept in shape. All Brain Fitness helps people learn and implement ways to keep their brains healthy to promote peak performance now and reduce the risk of dementia later.
If you have a family history of dementia such as Alzheimer's disease, you are not doomed to the same fate. Genes only account for about 30% of the risk for Alzheimer's disease. That leaves a considerable amount of risk up to our environments, and brain science is teaching us that there are many things we can do to lower our risk.
There is no cure for dementia, and most treatments available now and in the pipeline for the future face a significant obstacle, which is that much of the damage that causes dementia starts many decades before the symptoms appear. Many doctors now believe that the best defense against dementia is a good offense. Implementing certain life-style changes early in life may be the best thing you can do to prevent the development of dementia later in life.
If you are already an older adult, there are still many things you can do to reduce your risk of dementia or delay its onset. Every year that dementia is delayed translates into considerable financial savings and independence. People who delay the onset of dementia often experience fewer years of having to live with disability, meaning more years of functional independence and better quality of life.
CCCW provides individual and group-based coaching and support for people interested in improving their brain function, developing habits to slow, prevent or delay cognitive decline and reducing their risk of dementia.