WHAT’S THE SUCCESSFUL AGING?

Living long does not depend solely on keeping physically active and independent. Rather, it is a varied mix of components: the ability to continue to grow up, learn, make decisions, build and maintain meaningful relationships, personal involvement in activities - productive and otherwise - as well as maintaining one's social, cultural, economic and spiritual commitment ( World Health Organization, 2015).

After turning 55 years old, it becomes therefore important to also undergo prevention in order to slow down the normal cognitive decline due to the increase in age. Scientific studies on the plasticity of the mind show that our brain maintains, over the years, the ability to adapt to external stimulations. For this reason, a normal cognitive decline can be attenuated, delayed, compensated. In other words, our mental abilities can be maintained over time and in some cases even improved, thanks to specific exercises and programs of intervention.

THE ACTIVE MIND PROGRAMME

Course contents (8 weekly one-and-half-hour meetings):

  • Initial evaluation;
  • How do our cognitive functions work: theory and exercises to train the attention, memory, perception, planning, orientation and logical-creative thinking;
  • Strategies to improve performances
  • Final self-assessment

IT IS USEFUL FOR:

maintaining and improving mental skills – promoting trust and motivation in ourselves and to the things that surround us – getting to know new people - understanding how cognitive mechanisms work.