By growing old, motor skills become slower, less coordinated, and cognitive abilities may decrease. a psychomotor slowdown sets in. however, it is possible to delay and slow down this psychomotor slowdown !
When age increases, the need for concentration for certain tasks increases too. For a senior citizen, the simple fact of walking will require stronger attentional resources, which we do not suspect.
Every year, 1 in 3 seniors fall. L. Donath et al. published a scientific study in 2016 (Exercise-Based Fall Prevention in the Elderly: What About Agility?) on the fact that beyond physical abilities and endurance, whose impact on fall prevention has been well researched, anticipation and decision making should also be studied.
Working on attention while a senior is walking is therefore a way to prevent falls. This is where the so-called dual task exercise makes sense.
France Mourey, physiotherapist, published on the website of the Maison des Kinés, gives precise examples of steps to follow in the accompaniment of seniors.
One of the exercise principle is to bring a patient to realize 2 tasks. In terms of attentional task, there are several schools: verbal fluency, counting,…
The person can also carry a tray on which a glass of water will be placed. This exercise is very structuring because the tray removes one of the cues a person may have when walking (their feet).
Our solution is totally suitable for exercises where the person has to walk on a marked path. We can order him to identify his direction according to the colors. While varying the exercises as and when!
The doctor or physiotherapist can observe how stable the patient is, if he deviates from his path, if he slows down or even if he stops.
One of the exercise principle is to bring a patient to realize 2 tasks: one called primary (it will be the “attentional” task), and the other called secondary (the walk). In terms of attentional task, there are several schools: verbal fluency, counting,...
Over a distance of 10 meters, the person will have to walk while enumerating the names of flowers or animals, or while counting backwards from 2 to 2 or from 3 to 3.
Neural Trainer suits are based to offer seniors a way to work on executive functions. Those that are responsible for how we will organize and synchronize our actions. They are the agents of attention circulation!
Our specificity: proposing multiple combinations of exercises. Based on all kinds of luminous stimuli which will positively stress the nervous system of an elderly person in its entirety. As a bonus, there is always a playful dimension.
This work of executive functions via light stimuli, only Neural Trainer can offer it in such a complete and varied way.
Can offer this kind of work on executive functions using light stimuli in such a complete and varied way.