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Brain Fitness for Older Adults

Following is a listing of sources utilized in the program's primary manuals "Brain Fitness for Older Adults" and "Key Points and Historical Highlights."


Continuing Education Credit Information

An expert peer review process showed that 24.5 study hours are needed to complete the Brain Fitness for Older Adults professional education program. Therefore, it provides 24 hours (2.4 units) SFA continuing education credit. As with other SFA continuing education courses, Brain Fitness for Older Adults is being submitted for preapproval by other organizations. SFA expects continuing education credit awards from other fitness organizations to be 22 to 26 hours (2.2 - 2.6 CEUs).

 
  Brain Fitness for Older Adults

Chapter One

American Senior Fitness Association. (October 2, 2006). Dance!: the Canadian tango study. Experience! New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Association.

American Senior Fitness Association. (November 17, 2006). Waltzing with heart: the Italian cardiac rehabilitation study. Experience! New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Association.

Ball, K., et al. (2002). Effects of cognitive training interventions with older adults: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 288(18): 2271.

Fotuhi, M. (2003). The memory cure: how to protect your brain against memory loss and Alzheimer's disease. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Gabriel, D.A., et al. (2006). Neural adaptations to resistive exercise: mechanisms and recommendations for training practices. Sports Medicine, 36(2): 133.

Human brain: exercise. The Franklin Institute: Resources for Science Learning. http://www.fi.edu/learn/brain/exercise.html. February 18, 2008.

Katz, L.C., and M. Rubin. (1999). Keep your brain alive. New York: Workman Publishing Company.

Kempermann, H.G., et al. (1997). More hippocampal neurons in adult mice living in an enriched environment. Nature, 386(6624): 493.

Laurin, D., et al. (2001). Physical activity and risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in elderly persons. Archives of Neurology, 58(3): 498.

Ranganathan, V.K., et al. (2004). From mental power to muscle power -- gaining strength by using the mind. Neuropsychologia, 42(7): 944.

Verghese, J., et al. (2003). Leisure activities and the risk of dementia in the elderly. The New England Journal of Medicine, 348(25): 2508.

Wilson, R.S., et al. (2002). Participation in cognitively stimulating activities and risk of incident Alzheimer's disease. Journal of the American Medical Association, 287: 742.

Chapter Two

Adamson, L., and G. Parker. (2006). 'There's more to life than just walking': older women's way of staying healthy and happy. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 14(4): 380.

Allen, D.M., et al. (2001). Ataxia telangiectasia mutated is essential during adult neurogenesis. Genes & Development, 15(5): 554.

American Senior Fitness Association. (April 17, 2007). Brain-oxygen and Alzheimer's disease. Experience! New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Association.

American Senior Fitness Association. (October 2, 2006). Dance!: the Canadian tango study. Experience! New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Association.

American Senior Fitness Association. (December 15, 2006). Enjoying a variety of activities: the Australian survey of older adult women. Experience! New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Association.

American Senior Fitness Association. (May 1, 2006). Exercise and Alzheimer's disease. Experience! New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Association.

American Senior Fitness Association. (January 16, 2006). Exercise and cognitive health. Experience! New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Association.

American Senior Fitness Association. (March 2, 2007). Exercise thumps depression: followup from the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care. Experience! New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Association.

American Senior Fitness Association. (February 15, 2006). From the SFA archives: the effect of exercise on cognitive performance. Experience! American Senior Fitness Association: New Smyrna Beach, FL.

American Senior Fitness Association. (December 1, 2005). Low cerebral blood flow and dementia. Experience! New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Association.

American Senior Fitness Association. (December 1, 2006). Memory fitness is tied to physical fitness. Experience! New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Associatiion.

American Senior Fitness Association. (2008). SFA online archives. http://www.seniorfitness.net/sfaarchives.htm. March 31, 2008.

American Senior Fitness Association. (May 15, 2006). Stronger body, better memory: senior strength study. Experience! New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Association.

American Senior Fitness Association. (November 17, 2006). Waltzing with heart: the Italian cardiac rehabilitation study. Experience! New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Association.

Brownlee, C. Buff and brainy: exercising the body can benefit the mind. Science News Online. http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20060225/bob10.asp. January 30, 2008.

Chodzko-Zajko, W.J. (2005). Psychological and sociocultural aspects of physical activity for older adults. In Jones, C.J., and D.J. Rose (Eds.). Physical activity instruction of older adults. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Clark, J. (2006). Seniorcise: a simple guide to fitness for the elderly and disabled (3rd. ed.). New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Association. Original copyright 1988, Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press.

Fotuhi, M. (2003). The memory cure: how to protect your brain against memory loss and Alzheimer's disease. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Gonzales-McNeal, M., et al. (2001). Predictors of healthy brain aging. Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences, 56A: B294.

Human brain: exercise. The Franklin Institute: Resources for Science Learning. http://www.fi.edu/learn/brain/exercise.html. February 18, 2008.

Khatri, P., et al. (2001). Effects of exercise training on cognitive functioning among depressed older men and women. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 9(1): 43.

Kramer, A.F., et al. (1999). Ageing, fitness and neurocognitive function. Nature, 400(6743): 418.

Lachman, M.E., et al. (2006). The effects of strength training on memory in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 14(1): 59.

Laurin, D., et al. (2001). Physical activity and risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in elderly persons. Archives of Neurology, 58(3): 498.

Lindwall, M., et al. (2007). Depression and exercise in elderly men and women: findings from the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 15(1): 41.

Merritt, R. (January 16, 2001). Aerobic exercise improves cognitive functioning of older men and women. DukeMed News. Durham, NC: Duke University Medical Center.

Moul, J.L., et al. (1995). Physical activity and cognitive performance in the older population. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 3(2): 135.

Poon, L.W., Chodzko-Zajko, W., and P.D. Tomporowski. (2006). Active living, cognitive functioning, and aging. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Robertson, I. (2005). Stay sharp with the mind doctor: practical strategies to boost your brain power. London: Vermilion.

Shankle, W.R., and D.G. Amen. (2004). Preventing Alzheimer's: ways to help prevent, delay, detect, and even halt Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory loss. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group.

Shephard, R.J. (2005). Physiological aspects of aging. In Jones, C.J., and D.J. Rose (Eds.). Physical activity instruction of older adults. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Spirduso, W.W., Poon, L.W., & W. Chodzko-Zajko (Eds.). (2008). Exercise and its mediating effects on cognition. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

 

Taylor, A.W., and M.J. Johnson. (2008). Physiology of exercise and healthy aging. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Vance, D.E., et al. (2005). The effects of physical activity and sedentary behavior on cognitive health in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 13(3): 294.

Van Exel, E., et al. (2001). Cognitive function in the oldest old; women perform better than men. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 71: 29.

Yaffe, K., et al. (2001). A prospective study of physical activity and cognitive decline in elderly women. Archives of Internal Medicine, 161(14): 1703.

Chapter Three

Alliance for Aging Research. http://www.agingresearch.org/brainhealth. March 20, 2008.

Amen, D.G. (2002). Healing the hardware of the soul. New York: The Free Press.

Buell, S.J., and P.D. Coleman. (1979). Dendritic growth in the aged human brain and failure of growth in senile dementia. Science, 206(4420): 854.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Alzheimer's Association. (2007). The healthy brain initiative: a national public health road map to maintaining cognitive health. Chicago: Alzheimer's Association.

Clark, J. (1996). Mental fitness programming in long term care settings. The Senior Fitness Bulletin, 3(1): 14.

Ellison, K. (May 21, 2007). Video games vs. the aging brain. Discover Magazine. http://discovermagazine.com/2007/may/the-elastic-brain/?searchterms=merzenich. March 1, 2008.

Eriksson, P.S., et al. (1998). Neurogenesis in the adult human hippocampus. Nature Medicine, 4:1313.

Fotuhi, M. (2003). The memory cure: how to protect your brain against memory loss and Alzheimer's disease. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Gould, E., et al. (1999). Hippocampal neurogenesis in adult Old World primates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 96(9): 5263.

Gould, E., et al. (1998). Proliferation of granule cell precursers in the dentate gyrus of adult monkeys is diminished by stress. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 95(6): 3168.

Katz, L.C., and M. Rubin. (1999). Keep your brain alive. New York: Workman Publishing Company.

Merzenich, M. On the brain. http://www.onthebrain.com. March 1, 2008.

New molecular pathway discovered for sculpting brain circuits. (May 23, 1997). Doctor's Guide: P/S/L Consulting Group Inc. http://www.pslgroup.com/dg/2988A.htm. February 23, 2008.

Ramde, D. (February 24, 2008). Man's amazing memory boggles minds. Associated Press.

Robertson, I. (1999). Mind sculpture: unleashing your brain's potential. London: Bantam Books.

Robertson, I. (2002). Opening the mind's eye: how images and language teach us how to see. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Robertson, I. (2005). Stay sharp with the mind doctor: practical strategies to boost your brain power. London: Vermilion.

Salk's Fred H. Gage on neurogenesis in the adult brain. (November/December, 2005). Science Watch. http://www.sciencewatch.com/nov-dec2005/sw_nov-dec2005_page3.htm. February 29, 2008.

Shankle, W.R., and D.G. Amen. (2004). Preventing Alzheimer's: ways to help prevent, delay, detect, and even halt Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory loss. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group.

University of California, Irvine. (February 24, 2008). UCI researchers identify new form of superior memory syndrome. Irvine, CA: Today @ UCI.

Wineburgh, L.F., and S.L. Small. (April 27, 2004). Aphasia treatment and the crossroads: a biological perspective. The ASHA Leader: 6.

Chapter Four

American Senior Fitness Association. (September 3, 2007). Arf! Meow! Let's be healthy. Experience! New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Association.

American Senior Fitness Association. (2008). Free e-newsletter service: Experience! http://www.seniorfitness.net/. April 5, 2008.

American Senior Fitness Association. (2006). Long term care fitness leader training manual (4th ed.). New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Association.

American Senior Fitness Association. (2008). SFA online archives. http://www.seniorfitness.net/sfaarchives.htm. March 31, 2008.

American Senior Fitness Association. (October 2, 2006). Volunteer!: the Johns Hopkins University elementary school tutoring study. Experience! New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Association.

Biegel, L. (1984). Physical fitness and the older person: a guide to exercise for health care professionals (including dance-movement therapy). Rockville, MD: Aspen.

Clark, J. (2005). Designing and managing group conditioning classes. In Jones, C.J., and D.J. Rose (Eds.). Physical activity instruction of older adults. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Clark, J. (October, 2007). Ramping up senior fitness. Parks & Recreation: The Official Publication of the National Recreation and Park Association.

Clark, J. (2006). Seniorcise: a simple guide to fitness for the elderly and disabled (3rd. ed.). New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Association. Original copyright 1988, Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press.

Clark, J. (1995). Starting a social/support group. The Senior Fitness Bulletin, 2(1): 15.

Conductorcise by David Dworkin. http:www.conductorcise.com/. March 31, 2008.

Human brain: exercise. The Franklin Institute: Resources for Science Learning. http://www.fi.edu/learn/brain/exercise.html. February 18, 2008.

Insull, J.E. (October 17, 2007). Sign language as part of a senior exercise program. Experience! New Smyrna Beach, FL: American Senior Fitness Assocation. Available at http://www.seniorfitness.net/sfaarchives.htm.

Katz, L.C., and M. Rubin. (1999). Keep your brain alive. New York: Workman Publishing Company.

McCormick, L. (February, 2006). Engaging the brain with exercise. Waterford on South Hill Newsletter. http://waterfordspokane.com/eNewsletters/WSHFeb06b.pdf. February 20, 2008.

Orlando, D. Take smart walks: improve mental ability with daily exercise for mental and physical fitness. Smart-Walks. http://www.smart-walks.com/. March 3, 2008.

Ranganathan, V.K., et al. (2004). From mental power to muscle power -- gaining strength by using the mind. Neuropsychologia, 42(7): 944.

Van Norman, K., and J. Montague. (1998). The multi-station wellness concept. The Senior Fitness Bulletin, 5(1): 5.

Weiss, R. (February 13, 2008). Wii games help patients with rehabilitation, physical fitness. Daytona Beach, FL: The News-Journal.

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Key Points and Historical Highlights

Abrams, M. (June 1, 2003). Can you see with your tongue? Discover Magazine. http://discovermagazine.com/2003/jun/feattongue. March 25, 2008.

Alzheimer's Association. (2008). What is Alzheimer's? http://www.alz.org/alzheimers-disease-what-is-alzheimers.asp. March 18, 2008.

Brain fitness program. (2008). PBS documentary: The Public Broadcasting Service.

British Broadcasting Corporation. (2008). HM and the seahorse -- a story of memory discovery. http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A667820. March 28, 2008.

Columbia fMRI. (2008). The future role of functional MRI in medical applications. http://fmri.org/fmri.htm. March 21, 2008.

Donohue, P. (April 8, 2008). Epilepsy may be considered an electrical brain storm. Daytona Beach, FL: The News-Journal.

Ellison, K. (May 21, 2007). Video games vs. the aging brain. Discover Magazine. http://discovermagazine.com/2007/may/the-elastic-brain/?searchterms=merzenich. March 1, 2008.

Kempermann, H.G., et al. (1997). More hippocampal neurons in adult mice living in an enriched environment. Nature, 386(6624): 493.

Klein, R.M. (2008). The Hebb legacy. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology. Based on: Klein, R.M. (1999). Donald O. Hebb. In Wilson, R.A., and F.C. Keil (Eds.). MIT encyclopedia of the cognitive sciences. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. http://www.cpa.ca/cpasite/userfiles/documents/publications/cjep/special_eng.html. March 18, 2008.

Leonardi, A.F. (1997). Enhancing physical therapy results through effective carryover by activities leaders. The Senior Fitness Bulletin, 4(3): 16.

Medical News Today. (November, 2006). Constraint-induced movement therapy is effective in rehabilitating stroke patients. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/55547.php. March 24, 2008.

Milite, G.A. (2001). Donald O. Hebb (1904-1985). Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology (2nd ed.). New York: Gale Group.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (2008). NINDS Parkinson's disease information; condensed from Parkinson's disease: hope through research. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/parkinsons-disease/parkinsons-disease.htm. March 20, 2008.

Page, S.J. (February, 2006). Modified constraint-induced therapy ties patients down to bring them up. BioMechanics. http://www.biomech.com.showArticle.jhtml?article=180100015. March 18, 2008.

Pascual-Leone, A., et al. (2005). The plastic human brain cortex. Annual Reviews in Neuroscience. http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~psyc432/pascual-leone05.pdf. March 18, 2008.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, P.A. (2008). Patient education. http://www.Rehabmed.net. March 13, 2008.

Pines, M. (2007). It's all in the brain: sensing change in the environment. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute. http://www.hhmi.org/senses/a120.html. March 27, 2008.

Robertson, I. (2005). Stay sharp with the mind doctor: practical strategies to boost your brain power. London: Vermilion.

Rose, D.J. (2005). Balance and mobility training. In Jones, C.J., and D.J. Rose (Eds.). Physical activity instruction of older adults. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Rose, D.J. (2003). FallProof!: a comprehensive balance and mobility program. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

University of Alberta. (2008). Wilder Penfield. http://www.psych.ualberta.ca/GCPWS/modules/PenfieldBio.htm. March 28, 2008.

University of Wisconsin, Madison. (March 5, 2007). Memorial resolution of the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the death of Professor Paul Bach-y-Rita. http://kaz.med.wisc.edu/PBR/PBR-UW-MemRes.pdf. March 28, 2008.

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