Over the last eight years, Sheryl Batchelor has trialed, researched and evaluated several evidence-based programs based on the principles of neuroplasticity that can help people improve their cognitive functions in education, employment and community settings. Sheryl has been trained in neuroplasticity programs in Australia as well as overseas.
WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYS
University Of South Florida
“Speed of processing training resulted in decreased risk of dementia across the 10-year period of, on average, 29 percent as compared to the control,” said lead author Jerri Edwards, PhD, University of South Florida.
Cognitive training improves memory, reduces stress and makes you a happier person by reducing depression symptoms,. It can even reduce the risk of Dementia between 29-48%,. Computerisd brain-training is now the first intervention of any kind to reduce the risk of dementia among older adults.
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