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Brain Fitness for Older Adults


Brain Fitness for Older Adults is a reader-friendly, illustrated correspondence course program. Students who pass the post-test will earn their professional certificate as an American Senior Fitness Association Cognitive Fitness Facilitator.

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Your educational resources will include the following:

Now available online at SFA's Learning Center

Note: SFA's online courses include all of the valuable information and instructional resources contained in our "hard copy" programs. And, they earn the same amount of continuing education credit.


Continuing Education Credit Information

SFA members will earn 2.0 CECs for successful completion of the program. It has also been approved for 2.0 Continuing Education Units (20 hours credit) by the American Council on Exercise and is accepted by numerous other organizations.

 

 

 

Brain Fitness for Older Adults: How to Incorporate Cognitive Fitness into Physical Activity Programming (94-page text)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter One: Mental Fitness: A Brief Overview
  • Chapter Two: Exercise and Cognitive Health
  • Chapter Three: Mental Stimulation and Cognitive Health
  • Chapter Four: Blending Phyical Exercise with Specific Brain-Health Activities
  • Sources and Recommended Reading
  • Additional Resources
  • Selected Brain Anatomy
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • About the Author
Brain Fitness: Key Points and Historical Highlights (42-page text)

Table of Contents

  • Key topics in brain fitness
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • The blindfold study
  • A man's lost memory
  • Donald Hebb
  • Wilder Penfield
  • Sources and recommended reading
  • About the author
  • Index
The Brain Fitness Project: Practical Applications System #1: Stress Management - Series One (92-page text; provides 25 pre-made brain fitness activity plans).

SFA's Brain Fitness Project was founded to provide you with practical cognitive activity systems ready for immediate application in the older adult physical fitness setting. The preparations have already been completed for you, the details ironed out, and the lesson plans drawn up.

   Part One: The Basics

   Part Two: The Activities

Note: More "Practical Application Systems" focusing on several timely topics have also been developed and will be available for an additional fee beginning Jan. 15, 2009.

The Brain Fitness Program (90-minute DVD documentary film)

The Brain Fitness Program is based on the brain's ability to change and adapt, even rewire itself. In the past two years, a team of scientists has developed computer-based stimulus sets that drive beneficial chemical, physical and functional changes in the brain. Dr. Michael Merzenich of the University of California and his colleagues share their scientifically based set of brain exercises in this life-altering program.

 

 

 

 

Companion CD-ROM (provides 25 client handouts, one for each pre-made activity plan)

 

 

Multiple Choice Test Questions.

Includes 190 multiple choice test questions designed to evaluate your mastery of the program's learning objectives.

 

 

 

Correspondence course instructions
and post-test materials.