Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00
The Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) in Port Washington is well known for its innovative programs in Nassau County. They have been offering group brain training programs for early-stage dementia clients for more than two years, as well as personal coaching in computer based cognitive training.
In order to accommodate the growing needs, for learning computer skills or online cognitive training programs, they are pleased to announce that they have opened a Computer & Cognitive Training Center, with three computer stations, printer, scanner, headphone, right and left-handed mouse and Internet access. Clients now have the opportunity to learn or use email, google, websites, Skype, or word programs to meet their personal interests and needs with or without the assistance of staff.
The common sense, “use it or lose it” applies not just to the muscles, but to the brain as well. Furthermore the brain is able to “rewire” itself, by making new interconnections and building new brain cells at any age when a cognitive effort, or a learning process stimulates the different areas of the brain.
Individual Cognitive Training sessions (professionally personalized paper-pencil type, or online) can be scheduled with LIAF’s cognitive trainer, Alexandra Krisztofer, MA, MS both for clients with early-stage memory disorder, or for the “well concerned,” who are looking to boost cognitive wellness.
Sessions are available for $40/hour. For more information please call (516) 767-6856.