Sep 17

Prestige Care

Ageless Grace Q & A - It's Never Too Late to Begin!

Posted by Prestige Care

It's Never Too Late to Begin. It's Never Too Early to Start.

What is Ageless Grace®?

Ageless Grace® is a cutting-edge brain fitness program based on neuroplasticity that activates all 5 functions of the brain.

What is neuroplasticity?
It’s the ability of the brain and central nervous system to change its form and function continuously throughout an individual’s life. Neuroscientists believe the purpose of the brain is to control movement of the body. Movement in turn, can change the brain!

What are neural pathways?
They are “information highways” along which messages travel between the brain and the body parts needed for specific activities. The human brain is made up of an estimated 100 billion neurons making a total of 100 trillion neural connections. This is a lot of neural power, right at our fingertips.

What are the five functions of the brain?
We use the acronym SMACK:
• Strategic planning
• Memory and recall
• Analytical thinking
• Creativity and imagination
• Kinesthetic learning

Why are we seated in a chair when we practice
Ageless Grace®?

1. To stimulate the brain as it figures out how to do the tools seated rather than standing
2. To engage the core muscles which support the spine and limbs
3. To activate the vital organs of the body
4. To stimulate the systems of the body which radiate from and return to the core
5. To move the chakras or energy centers
6. To level the playing field so everyone can do this!

How do I practice Ageless Grace®?
10 minutes a day, 1 tool to a song, 3 songs (about 3.5 minutes per song on average) barefoot, in a chair, next to a “music maker”, able to see a clock - stop after 10 minutes. Your goal is to complete all 21 games each week. Daily practice maintains and can increase brain function. 2-3 times a week is better than none – daily is ideal!

Several of our assisted living and memory care communities offer this innovative program. It's timeless fitness for the body and brain, and everyone can participate! Click here to learn more about Prestige communities, and their cutting-edge programs designed to nurture body, spirit, heart and mind.