At Glen Eddy, we're proud to offer innovative programming that helps keep our residents active and engaged, including:
Regularly exercising the mind is the key to memory and mental function, just as keeping physically active keeps our bodies fit and healthy. The Dakim (m) Power Computer, a fun and easy way to exercise the brain while stimulating its six cognitive branches: long-term memory, short-term memory, critical thinking, visuospatial, calculation and language. The Dakim uses NuroLogic™ technology which self-adjusts the level of challenge of each exercise. The goal of each Dakim session is to be stimulating, yet not so difficult as to cause frustration, or too easy as to become boring. And, thanks to the easy touch screen, everything is bigger, bolder and brighter.
No doubt, the latest and most overwhelmingly popular video system on the market, the Nintendo Wii is an interactive system that emulates the motion of real sports games, such as tennis, bowling, golf and boxing. Seniors find it easy and fun to use. Many of the motions created by playing the Wii can improve balance and coordination, while exercising the brain and body.
With the growing epidemic of dementia globally, researchers are seeking multiple pathways to prevent or delay the disease.
Local researchers from Union and Skidmore Colleges, funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are preparing to begin a three-month research project with Glen Eddy residents. This is the second time that Union and Skidmore have performed such a study on the Glen Eddy campus.
Researchers know that exercise yields cognitive benefits, however, a large percentage of older adults are inactive. The purpose of the study is to test the combination of cycling and cognition, called cybercycling, and compare the outcomes between cycling separately or using the combination approach. The expected outcome is that those who cybercycle can improve cognitive function with the same effort as physical exercise alone.
Watch for more information on this topic when the study is completed.
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