Rosborough Brain Health Center for Excellence

Innovative Senior Brain Health in Gaithersburg, MD

Cognitive and physical wellness go hand in hand. As a community designed to support aging better for longer, Asbury Methodist Village is proud to be home to the Rosborough Brain Health Center for Excellence for residents and seniors living in the Washington, D.C.-metro region. Combining the very latest, science-based brain wellness practices with cutting-edge neurocognitive assessment and brain-training tools, the Brain Health Center builds upon work that earned Asbury a 2014 Innovator of the Year Award from the International Council on Active Aging.

Asbury Methodist Village’s comprehensive brain health program includes:

  • REACT neurocognitive assessment – now enrolling residents! Email Sue Paul
  • Super Six Brain Health course – see more below
  • Coming in 2021!
    • Fitness classes including rock-climbing wall, martial arts, and dance and healing arts including yoga, meditation, forest bathing, massage
    • Nutritional program
    • Rock Steady boxing for Parkinson’s support and TRX strength-training equipment
    • SmartFit exergaming (blends computer gaming w/ exercise)

About REACT Neurocognitive Assessment

Asbury Methodist Village is excited to be selected as the Cambridge Innovation Center’s only mid-Atlantic testing partner for the REACT tool. Created by the Cambridge Innovation Center, REACT is built on decades of scientific literature and an internationally acclaimed team of brain researchers. Using a virtual reality headset, REACT provides a general neurocognitive assessment by tracking changes in eye movement, voice and balance. The REACT tool measures executive function, cognitive function, attention, memory. Users receive a report of their results and can measure changes over time in such areas as executive and cognitive function, stress, attention, memory, and mood.  Users are also able to see their results compared to gender- and age-matched populations.

Recently the Asbury Foundation hosted a special event showcasing the new REACT Neuro pilot launching at Asbury Methodist Village and featuring its nationally renowned team of neuroscientists. Check out highlights from the virtual event in this video!

REACT is the work of celebrated brain experts from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital McCance Center for Brain Health, including Dr. Rudy Tanzi, who discovered the first Alzheimer’s gene and is a Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People in the World. Here, Rudy Tanzi discusses REACT’s origins.

Super Six Brain Training Program

The Super Six Brain Training Program is a paper-based, self-guided program designed to target the six neurocognitive domains through a variety of cognitive exercises which increase in complexity over a six-week period. Exercises focus on cognitive features such as attention, memory, and executive function, and use several multimodal approaches to increase cognitive demand and stimulation.

We are grateful to Cynthia Rosborough for her generous support of The Center for Brain Health Excellence.



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