Pullman Regional Hospital to Host WSU’s BFIT Classes

Aug 8, 2018

PULLMAN – Pullman Regional Hospital’s Center for Learning & Innovation has partnered with Washington State University’s Cognitive Aging and Dementia Laboratory to offer Brain Fitness Intervention to Improve Brain Health or BFIT.

BFIT uses cognitive and functioning intervention techniques to improve brain health for those 40 years or older. The classes offer education, training and problem-solving skills to improve engagement in preventative health behaviors that will improve cognitive function and reduce risk of dementia. 

The classes are part of a study to examine the value of brain health interventions on cognitive functioning, activities of daily living, social support and quality of life for healthy older adults. Participants will receive an honorarium and a cognitive report.

The seven-week program begins on September 15th. The lead researcher on this project is Dr. Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, a professor with the WSU Department of Psychology.

This project has been reviewed and approved by the Washington State University Review Board for human subject participation. For more information and to register, please call (509) 335-4033. 

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