Brain Training for Older Adults

Brain training has long been a popular intervention for children and teens struggling with learning, reading, homework, and grades. Increasingly, however, adults of all ages are looking to brain training for improvements in their own cognitive performance.
LearningRx one-on-one brain training pairs each client with his or her own brain trainer for fun, challenging mental workouts that strengthen the core skills the brain uses to think and perform. Cognitive areas improved by LearningRx brain training programs include: attention, long-term memory, short-term memory, auditory processing, visual processing, logic & reasoning, and overall processing speed.

How Does Brain Training Benefit Older Adults?

Over a six-year period, 262 adults over the age of 50 came to LearningRx looking for help with cognitive performance. We measured the cognitive skills of each of these individuals upon their arrival. Common weaknesses were in the areas of memory and processing speed.

After brain training was completed, clients took another assessment to measure any improvements in skills. On average, clients saw dramatic improvements in every cognitive area, particularly in areas of memory and processing speed. Even overall IQ improved, with scores going up an average of 19 points.

What are older adults saying about brain training?

Here is a small sample of the many testimonials we have received from adults aged 50 and older who have gone through our brain training program:

“My trainer Andrew worked with my busy life and we worked hard every time to achieve my goals. LearningRx has helped me build my confidence!”

“LearningRx has changed my life! All my life I have struggled with low self-esteem. I was never able to complete anything I started. I cannot possibly describe how amazing this program has been for me! To put it mildly, this course far exceeded my expectations! I will be forever grateful to the staff at LearningRx!”

“Never before have I participated in a program that made my brain feel like a muscle. LearningRx did that. I literally felt my brain and cognitive processes strengthening. The benefit has been the complete disappearance of mental fatigue at work, particularly at the end of the day. As a professional businessman, I can say that my clients have been directly benefited by LearningRx.”

“I love this program and totally believe in the power of brain training. Such a good mental workout!”

What does the LearningRx process look like?

Here’s how the process works:

  1. Initial cognitive assessment. The one-hour assessment measures the strengths and weaknesses of various foundational brain skills, identifying problem areas that may be making life harder than it needs to be. Children as young as five can take the test, up through adults of any age.
  2. Brain Training. Over the next 12 to 32 weeks (depending on the program), clients meet with personal brain trainers about 5 hours a week for a series of game-like mental exercises. Each session is customized to target specific problem-areas identified during the cognitive assessment. Most clients (kids and adults) find these mental workouts to be fun and challenging.
  3. Post-training cognitive assessment. After training has been completed, clients return for a one-hour post-training cognitive assessment during which cognitive skills are measured for a second time to identify improvements.

Give us a call at 972-267-8900 to schedule your assessment or learn more about one of our centers.