Rationale for Training II

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Cognitive Enhancement Training (Memory, Problem Solving, Processing Speed, Attention Span, Speech/Language, and IQ). Proud member of The Better Business Bureau, American & Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Associations.

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The science and rationale of cognitive training for those with mild Alzheimer’s - Specific:

*Alzheimer’s typically ravages parts of the hippocampus (where short-term memories are stored) first. Yet, learning is still possible even when this is the case and/or with a diagnosis of mild Alzheimer’s. With extensive repetition and with the right type of training, measureable gains can be made. In addition, we form memories in different areas of the brain other than the hippocampus, such as in the basal ganglia and cerebellum. These areas are often still intact. Even with a diagnosis of mild Alzheimer’s, the following areas can be targeted for improvement:

 

  1. Procedural memory (with hands, arms and legs)

    Study: Dr. Brenda A. Milner discovered that procedural memory does not depend on the hippocampus. She saw that patients who had selective damage to the hippocampi could learn new skilled hand movements but still couldn’t remember phone numbers, names or dates.

  2. Recognition of where room/location is and right answers (A, B or C)

  3. Crystallized Intelligence (General knowledge)

  4. Classical conditioning/Emotional conditioning (How you made them feel)

  5. And Sensory information

    BFO Treatment: Therefore, we are trying to build up the number of connections in many areas of that brain that are still good to optimize brain function.

    BFO Evaluation: I use the Allen Cognitive Level Assessment to determine if new information can be learned. Again, if I don’t think I can help you or your loved one, I won’t try to convince you otherwise.

Contact Us

Torsten C. Jess M.S.CCC-SLP – Owner
Cognitive Enhancement Specialist

Office Number: (303) 658-9868
Cell Number: (303) 522-9685
Fax Number: (303) 997-2125

Mission Statement

To increase an individual’s cognitive ability in the areas of memory, problem solving, processing speed, attention span, speech and language ability and IQ to promote independence, safety, and quality of life for those who are suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury or slight to moderate cognitive decline. And in turn, to devote a growing number of proceeds to those who are the most innocent and vulnerable…the children.

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