Q: What is BrainFlex®?
A: BrainFlex® is a Wellness Club that offers three 3- hour sessions per day, Tuesday through Friday. Each 3-hour session is based on all four key concepts. Research supports that, if these four key concepts are consistently applied together, we can potentially deter the progression of dementia for up to 10 years, and even increase the capacity in other areas of the brain.
Q: Is BrainFlex® proven to work?
A: BrainFlex® has been designed based on a wide variety of research gathered by our staff. Research continually supports the idea of increased cognitive functioning when nutrition, socialization, exercise, and brain training are consistently applied together. The brain continues to grow new neurons and synapses, which helps to keep the brain active and healthy. Both physical and cognitive exercise, along with socialization and nutrition, all have the ability to help create new pathways and enhance neurogenesis in the brain.
Q: Is BrainFlex®similar to an adult day program?
A: Yes, it is similar in many ways. However, unlike a day program, our members are actively engaged during the session. BrainFlex® is not a healthcare service. Our members make a personal choice to attend, and may leave if they desire to do so. BrainFlex® is similar to a Senior Center or a Gym, with an intentional focus on “Senior Wellness”.
Q: What activities are included in the sessions?
A: Activities will be created based on the four key concepts above. Some examples include restorative art, a variety of crafts for men and women, age appropriate dance and fitness classes, as well as active and static stretching. Social time includes various trivia topics, restorative music, memory games, and creative ways of educating our members on the importance of healthy eating for the brain.
Q: Do the activities differ based on the cognitive abilities of the members?
A: Members of BrainFlex® Wellness Club attend the sessions which are appropriate for their specific cognitive level. This allows us to tailor the activities to our member’s abilities and needs. Session appropriateness is determined during our intake process, at which time our BrainFlex® consultant also helps prospective members understand their challenges and establish appropriate goals.
Q: How long are the sessions?
A: Each session is three hours long.
See the home page or call our office for session days and hours.
Q: Can my loved one come late or leave early for the session(s)?
A: We are happy to meet the needs of a busy schedule. Your loved one can join a session late, or leave early with reliable transportation.
Q: What if my loved one is incontinent?
A: If incontinence is a concern,we ask that members wear the appropriate incontinent products and also have extra with them. The staff at BrainFlex® will discreetly assist your loved one with matters such as incontinence.
Q: Do you provide transportation?
A: If any of our members need assistance before or after attending BrainFlex®, or if transportation is needed, we have partnered with Senior Helpers Home Care Services to provide this service to our members at a reduced rate. We also work with Comfort Ride Transportation to offer our members a discounted rate. Please contact our office, and one of our BrainFlex® Consultants will be happy to discuss the details of this program.
Q: Is there a contract?
A: No, there is not a contract. Payments for the BrainFlex® sessions are paid at the beginning of each month for that month.
Q: Are there other benefits to being a member of the BrainFlex® Wellness Club™?
A: As members of BrainFlex® Wellness Club, you have open invitations to all of our evening and weekend educational and community events. Members receive a monthly calendar so they can plan to attend the events that interest them.
The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for professional health care. You should consult an appropriate health care professional for your specific needs and to determine whether making a lifestyle change or decision based on this information is appropriate for you. Brainflex® Wellness Club is not a healthcare service provider.