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Is Super Noggin the same as a brain gym or brain aerobics?
Is Super Noggin a dementia prevention program?
Can Super Noggin lead to cognitive enhancement or cognitive rehabilitation?
What is Super Noggin?
What do Super Noggin participants receive?
Is Super Noggin a credible program?
Who leads the classes?
What is a Super Noggin Instructor?
What else does Super Noggin offer?
Can I recommend a location in my area?
Is there a Super Noggin program for individuals?

Is Super Noggin the same as a brain gym or brain aerobics?
  A. Not really.  Most programs that label themselves as a "brain gym" or "brain aerobics" focus on brain teasers, puzzles, or exercises done individually.  Super Noggin is more comprehensive --  it focuses on brain-healthy lifestyle factors that contribute to mental and physical fitness AND on offering mentally stimulating activities that are socially-based.

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Is Super Noggin a dementia prevention program?
  A. Dementia can be caused by many factors.  Alcohol dementia, cardiovascular dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and other types of dementia have different causes.  The best way to lower your risk for any type of dementia is to be physically healthy, socially engaged, and mentally active.  The Super Noggin program includes everything we now know about how to live a brain-healthy lifestyle.

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Can Super Noggin lead to cognitive enhancement or cognitive rehabilitation?
  A. Definitely!  Many participants in the program have told us they feel sharper and more interested in trying new things.  One man said, "I could almost feel the wires reconnecting."

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What is Super Noggin?
  A. Super Noggin is a fun, energizing program that helps adults take greater control of their brain fitness by combining a unique blend of instruction, motivation, and brain exercises, along with healthy living tips.  Super Noggin is the perfect complement to any health plan or fitness plan.

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What do Super Noggin participants receive?
  A. Super Noggin providers give their participants
  • A Certified Super Noggin Instructor to lead the program
  • Educational workshops
  • Regularly scheduled activity sessions
  • The Super Noggin Notebook with a year’s worth of brain challenges and a personal tracking chart to measure progress
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    Is Super Noggin a credible program?
      A. Yes.  The nonprofit organization that developed Super Noggin based every component of the program on evidence-based research.  Current research in neuroscience backs up every update in the program materials and instructor training. Research citations in the program materials make it clear where the scientific findings have been published.

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    Who leads the classes?
      A. The Super Noggin program is led by Certified Super Noggin Instructors (CSNIs) who undergo education and training to qualify for certification.

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    What is a Certified Super Noggin Instructor?
      A. A Certified Super Noggin Instructor is an individual who has taken the specialized training program to become certified to lead the Super Noggin program.  Trainees learn about all the lifestyle factors that contribute to brain health and about how to deliver the Super Noggin program to maximize the cognitive wellness of their clients.

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    What else does Super Noggin offer?
      A. Mental stimulation is crucial for wellbeing, and Super Noggin creates a structured opportunity for participants to engage in social interaction that has mental stimulation built into the activities. Participants typically make new friends and widen their social circle.

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    Can I recommend a location in my area?
      A. Absolutely.  Just contact a community center, fitness center, corporate wellness coordinator, church, hospital, or any place that might offer an educational program on wellness.  Suggest they become a Super Noggin provider.  If they visit the Super Noggin website (just google Super Noggin or go to www.SuperNoggin.org), they will learn about the program and how to get started.

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    Is there a Super Noggin program for individuals?
      A. At this time we don't have a separate program for individuals because our program is community-based for scientific reasons. We know that social interaction is a key component in brain fitness. However, if there isn’t a Super Noggin program in your community yet, you can contact a local community center, your corporate wellness coordinator, church, or other facility to suggest they become a Super Noggin provider in your community so that you can sign up as a participant.

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