As we age, we often start to develop memory problems in the sense that our memory occasionally fails, and we start to be more forgetful than usual, which worries us.
This perception is subjective and is not always due to memory loss that can be measured with tests and that is necessarily of pathological significance. However, even though tests might not reveal a pathology, this does not relieve the person’s feeling that their memory is poorer than their usual level. Following a cognitive training programme can help improve this situation, accompanied by physical activity, and further complemented by a balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids (omega-3).
Nowadays, we also know that our brain health is closely related to our mental state and our social activity, so practising mindfulness or meditation will greatly benefit our brain health, as will activities shared with other people.
At Guttmann Barcelona, we offer a Brain Anti-Ageing Plan which acts on parameters that have been shown to help improve brain health in individuals who wish to preserve their cognitive functions.
Thanks to the Barcelona Brain Health Initiative (BBHI) research project, the Institut Guttmann is analysing what ensures good brain health throughout our lives. In this section you will find tips to promote brain health classified into seven different categories: cognitive training, physical exercise, nutrition, life plan, comprehensive health, socialisation and sleep.
Cognitive rehabilitation with Guttmann, NeuroPersonalTrainer® is neuropsychological rehabilitation treatment, which is an active process that helps the patient to optimise the recovery of higher functions (attention, perception, memory, executive functions, calculation...) to better understand the alterations presented and to develop strategies to compensate f
Music therapy is one of the treatment options available at Guttmann Barcelona, for both adult and paediatric patients affected by neurological injuries or diseases at different stages within the rehabilitation process.
Neuropsychological rehabilitation or neuropsychological treatment is an active process that helps patients and their families to better understand the alterations they present, develop strategies that compensate for neuropsychological alterations and optimise higher functions.
This personalised training and improved functionality programme is aimed at optimising and maintaining functional capabilities, as well as preventing complications associated with disability issues.
Guttmann Barcelona has launched its programme of psychology group sessions, as the social aspects associated with group therapy provide additional benefits to those of the treatment itself, due to the positive impact that spending time with other people has on our mood and cognitive response.
The Psychological treatment with Cognitive behavioural therapy brings together two types of therapeutic treatments, because although behavioural therapies are successful in the treatment of some pathologies, other aspects involved in the way in which people respond to different situations have to be taken into account.