Brain Fitness Certification

Brain Fitness Certification

Overview

Our Brain Fitness Certification, divided into four modules, focuses on the fundamental tenets of brain fitness and memory maintenance. Initial sessions will instruct participants in different diagnosis techniques and screenings, with an initial review and assessment of cognitive biology, anatomy, and physiology of the brain. Later modules will discuss the spectrum of dementia disorders through the perspective of neuropsychiatry, while reviewing brain fitness therapies utilized for disease prevention, memory maintenance, and cognitive function and preservation.

Module XV A - Cognitive Diagnosis and Screening

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Module XV (A) Brain Physician

$2,250.00
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Module XV (A) Allied

$2,000.00
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Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate genetic markers for memory loss - Understand the role that toxins have in memory loss
  • Appreciate how exercise helps maintain cognition
  • Learn commonly used medications that may cause memory loss - Identify nutrients that help maintain memory and focus
  • Comprehend exercises that help maintain memory
  • Learn cognitive testing
  • Understand the affect that psychotropic and pain medications have on memory
  • Understand the role recreational drugs have on memory loss
  • Value the role sex hormones have in maintaining memory and focus including pregnenolone, estrogens, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA
  • Learn how optimal thyroid function helps maintain memory and focus
  • Understand how stress affects memory
  • Comprehend the role that insulin dysfunction plays in memory loss
  • Learn the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease - Recognize the effects of fluoride on the brain
  • Know elevated plasma homocysteine levels are a risk factor for dementia
  • Understand the value of sleep hygiene and its effect on memory
  • Realize the key role stress has on cognition
  • Understand the relationship between health status and cognitive functioning
  • Identify the fatty acids that aid in memory maintenance
  • Understand the role that inflammation plays in memory loss
  • Learn that level of education affects memory
  • Understand that intake of foods that the patient is allergic to can affect cognition
  • Learn that dysbiosis can affect memory - Identify toxic metals that can affect cognition
  • Understand the role neurotransmitters have on memory
  • Learn the parts of the brain that affect memor

Module XV B - Cognitive Biology

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Module XV (B) Brain Physician

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Module XV (B) Allied

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn the biology of the brain
  • Understand the anatomy of the brain
  • Know the physiology of the brain
  • Know how the brain processes information
  • Recognize the stages and types of memory
  • Recognize factors that affect retention and learning
  • Understand transfer of learning
  • Understand the cause of gender differences in learning
  • Understand the brain and the arts
  • Know Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Know the molecular origins of human attention-the dopamine folate connection
  • Recognize healthy brain aging

Module XV C - Dementia Disorders

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Module XV (C) Brain Physician

$2,250.00
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Module XV (C) Allied

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the nine principles of integrative neuropsychiatry
  • Understand the functions, problems and treatment of seven brain systems
  • Learn how to subtype ADD, anxiety, depression, addictions, obesity and aggression based on a brain system approach
  • Recognize the practical role of neuroimaging in clinical practice, including indications of when to order
  • Explore 50 cases to learn demonstrate how to read brain SPECT scans
  • Know the rational use of supplements in brain fitness
  • Understand lifestyle interventions to boost overall brain fitness
  • Understand the role of various forms of psychotherapy, including hypnosis, cognitive therapy, and EMDR
  • Obtain a basic knowledge of innovative treatments, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, neurofeedback, light therapy and acupuncture
  • Grasp knowledge of specific steps to decrease the risk for Alzheimer’s and related dementias

Module XV D - Age-related Cognitive Disorder Prevention

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Module XV (D) Brain Physician

$2,250.00
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Module XV (D) Allied

$2,000.00
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Learning Objectives

  • Review clinical trials on nutrients that help preserve cognitive function
  • Learn how good sleep hygiene helps maintain memory
  • Understand the role that exercise and physical activity have in preserving memory
  • Learn which nutritional deficiencies can lead to memory loss
  • Recognize potential future neuroprotective therapies for neurodegenerative disorders and stroke
  • Study creative engagement and how it helps support resilience and neuroprotection
  • Learn a road map for healthy brain aging
  • Review how cardiovascular risk factors and cerebrovascular disease burden is associated with memory loss including hypertension, obesity, smoking, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes mellitus, depression, and hyperhomocysteinemia
  • Learn new treatment modalities to prevent and treat cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease in relationship to memory maintenance
  • Acquire knowledge on the effect that head injury, alcohol, and environmental toxins have on memory
  • Discover preventative measures and treatments for patients with head injuries, excessive alcohol intake, and exposure to environmental toxins
  • Study optimal foods for patients to eat that help with brain fitness
  • Review the role that excitotoxins play in memory loss and how to prevent exposure
  • Learn brain exercises to maintain and improve memory
  • Review the role that excessive sugar intake has on the genesis of cognitive decline
  • Discover the part that allergies may play in memory loss and how to treat them effectively
  • Recognize medications that can cause cognitive decline and how to decrease their side effects
  • Learn the role that stress plays in memory loss and new therapies to help the patient manage stress

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