According to PFP (April, 2017) “Dementia is one of, if not the greatest concern among older adults, and with the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease on the rise, it is a valid one. It is anticipated that the worldwide cases of Alzheimer’s disease will increase from 46.8 million in 2015 to 131.5 million in 2050 (World Alzheimer’s Report 2015). Most, if not all, older adults would rather die earlier than live an extra 5-10 years unable to recognize their loved ones and having to be taken care of. This fear has helped create a global business sector centered on brain training apps, software, games, even Sudoku and crossword puzzles. But do they work? And can exercise be used as an effective intervention to improve cognitive function?”
Our first workshop to explore Brain Health Programming will be on Wednesday, April 30, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Registration is required and available at the front desk of the Sports Club. The fee is $3. Information will be presented by Lois Moncel, Director of Fitness & Wellness.