Neuroplasticity and How Can You Increase It
Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to change and reorganize itself, allowing adaptation to changes and experiences. Neuroplasticity helps us learn new things, create connections between the regions of the brain and help the brain recover from injury. While the rate of neuroplasticity declines as we age, it doesn't stop. You can do many things to encourage and stimulate neuroplasticity as you age. Sleep is perhaps the most important factor in increasing neuroplasticity and offers a "soft wipe" of the brain which provides a blank slate for you to lay down new connections. Learning new things, such as an instrument, has a profound effect on neuroplasticity. Recent studies show that music practice forces the brain to work in new ways, an important contributor to neuroplasticity, and causes heightened connectivity between brain regions.
Another great way to improve neuroplasticity is through movement. At Prestige Senior Living Huntington Terrace, we offer Ageless Grace®, an innovative brain and body program based on stimulation of neuroplasticity to support cognitive health. The program uses 21 physical tools and "games" based on the concept of neuroplasticity and is designed to activate the organs and systems of the body.
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