CNN Documentary Featuring Dr. Kosik’s Research: Filling the Blank-Part 1
Are you or any of your family members experiencing the onset of dementia? Does this disease run in your family? Please take a few moments to watch the attached clip.
The following link is Part 1 of a CNN documentary featuring Dr. Kenneth S. Kosik’s research on Alzheimer’s. Dr. Kosik is exploring life changing methods on how to delay, and hopefully one day stop, the onset of Alzheimer’s.
CFIT, An Entire Program Built Around Brain Fitness
Cognitive Stimulation for Seniors
CFIT stands for Cognitive Fitness and Innovative Therapies. This program is located in Santa Barbara, California, originally constructed by Dr. Ken Kosik, MD, head of the Neuroscience Research Institute, and is currently becoming a program held by Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. The goal is to increase cognitive challenges in order to keep the brain fit.
This program believes that by starting to increase brain fitness while in you’re 50′s, people actually may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s. Studies on how the brain operates and the benefits that playing simple games, such as Scrabble, Crossword puzzles, and more, bring towards delaying the signs of mental aging. By teaching their clients that sedentary lifestyle and social isolation are key factors towards cognitive decline, they are able to make changes in their daily lives to help ward off possible mental decline.
CFIT is a “full service community-based cognitive shop”. Specific client intake procedures are used to determine the best course of action for continuing the fight against cognitive decline. Then steps are made to implement these changes, such as playing games specifically designed to challenge the mind. Lifestyle changes are recommended, depending on the client, and recommendations are made to the client past the time that is spent at their facility.
By utilizing services, such as Senior Activity Service, your loved ones will remain active both physically and mentally. Senior Activity Service believes that cognitive fitness must be preserved. Our aim is to help local senior citizens achieve this goal through on-going activity sessions specifically designed for each client’s own capability.