Dementia is a leading cause of disability and one of the greatest challenges our ageing societies face. Age is the biggest risk factor for dementia and mental (cognitive) decline, but there are many other risk factors, related to our lifestyles in the years and decades before dementia typically develops.
Although no cure for dementia exists, there are drug and non-drug treatments that may prevent, delay or slow down the development of cognitive impairment. Engaging in cognitively-oriented activities is one promising way to enhance or maintain our thinking and memory, and this may also improve our overall wellbeing, independence, and quality of life.
There is much confusion out there about what “brain training” and other cognitively-oriented treatments (COTs) are and aren’t, and how to maximize their effectiveness. Our goal is to replace this confusion with CogFusion: using the best available evidence, tools, and clinical experience, to educate, increase awareness, and deliver high-quality cognitive interventions with meaningful outcomes.