Neurofeedback for Older Adults
What changes occur normally over time as the brain ages?
As the human body ages, the brain ages with it. Just as body systems can become less efficient and less youthful in appearance (for example, circulation and skin), the brain can be negatively affected by aging.
How does an aging aging affect the older adult?
Delayed reaction times - reaction delay is especially important for driving, where split-second decisions can mean life or death
Poorer sleep - trouble falling asleep and interrupted sleep can negatively affect the brain and the entire day's activities
Memory troubles - deficits in memory affect performance in daily tasks and at a job as well as putting strains on both new and long term relationships
Depression and anxiety problems - a tendency towards depression and anxiety is a normal OCCURRENCE, and can often be caused by any of the problems listed above.
For more information, see: EEG-Neurofeedback for Optimising Performance: A Review of Cognitive and Affective Outcome in Healthy Participants