"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death." -Albert Einstein
Through early identification of potential problem areas and with new research demonstrating the ability of our brains to regenerate it is possible that just as we can exercise and eat properly to improve our physical health we can do the same with our cognitive health.
Why have a healthy aging assessment?
Find out your strengths and weaknesses - Many of us go through life never knowing with any certainty where our cognitive strengths and weaknesses truly lie. We know what we enjoy doing and we know what is difficult, but we never know why.
Have a baseline assessment as a guide - As we all age, we lose certain cognitive capabilities. These natural decreases in ability can be cause for concern with the increasing incidence of dementia related illness as we live longer. With an accurate baseline measure of your capabilities at a younger age it is easier to catch these declines earlier and possibly delay the onset of these illnesses through early intervention.
Make the most of your cognitive capability - Getting older is associated with natural declines in cognitive capability. If you know what particular areas are strengths for you there is the opportunity to utilize these strengths to navigate these natural declines with proper strategies focusing on your strengths.
How It Works
Step 1: Initial Interview - In the first step of the assessment process there is a one-hour meeting to review your goals of having the assessment and we provide an outline of your customized assessment based on your initial feedback.
Step 2: Background information Following your initial interview you will be provided with materials to complete at home and send back to us. These initial forms will provide valuable information and serve to further guide your assessment on the day of testing.
Step 3: Cognitive testing - Using the most up to date measures of intelligence, memory, and other areas of cognitive functioning we will test for areas of strength and weakness. Tests may be modified as we progress in order to help illuminate specific strengths and/or weaknesses.
Step 4: Report and follow-up - Upon conclusion of testing you will receive an extensive formal report outlining your current strengths and weaknesses along with specific recommendations to help manage weaknesses and make the most of your strengths. After reviewing your report you will have another hour long meeting debriefing you on the findings of the report.
Step 5: Follow through - Once you have understood your strengths and weaknesses, it's time to act on our professional recommendations. Some people are able to immediately follow through, while others need some help incorporating our recommendations into their busy day. If you would like some assistance developing an action plan you can work with our certified behavior analyst to develop an effective plan for action to achieve change.