Innovative Senior Brain Health in Gaithersburg, MD

Mental and physical wellness go hand in hand. As a community designed to support aging better for longer, Asbury Methodist Village is proud to offer the Asbury Center for Brain Health 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:

  • BrainHQ online brain-training program
  • Exercises including boxing, rock-climbing wall, Pilates, yoga, and more
  • Exergaming (blends computer gaming w/ exercise)
  • Nutritional program
  • REACT neurocognitive assessment
  • Super Six Brain Health course
  • TRX strength-training equipment
  • Parkinson’s disease support groups

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 peer reviewed 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.

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.

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

 

 

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