SAIDO Learning is a scientifically developed non-pharmacological program shown to improve the symptoms of dementia. It is based on the practice of engaging in simple yet specific cognitive exercises that stimulate the prefrontal cortex of the brain. SAIDO Learning’s ultimate aim is to improve quality of life for participants, families and care givers.
SAIDO Learning has been shown to have an impact on individuals with varying stages of cognitive impairment.
Any individual interested in improving symptoms of cognitive impairment is suitable for SAIDO Learning. SAIDO Learning assessments place each individual at their “just-right-level” to allow for the greatest outcomes.
SAIDO Learning has shown to be most effective when conducted 5 days per week. SAIDO Learning is not currently available in the home.
All positive changes are individual in nature, but have been seen within the first month of SAIDO Learning.
As long as a participant receives regular, consistent SAIDO Learning sessions, positive results can be anticipated.
For optimum results and continued improvement, SAIDO Learning has been demonstrated to work best on a long-term basis.
All staff conducting SAIDO Learning sessions are trained in the program. They receive training on all aspects of SAIDO Learning: the founding principles, education on the pre-frontal cortex of the brain and how it relates to the SAIDO program, determining an individual’s “just-right-level”, positive reinforcement, and the supportive role of others.
Yes. SAIDO Learning communities welcome volunteers to assist in supporting the SAIDO program.
To find out more about SAIDO Learning, please call the SAIDO Learning Institute, 216-325-1266 or visit saidolearning.com.
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“Programs like SAIDO Learning, which was developed in Japan to address working memory in the prefrontal cortex through handwriting, math and reading out loud, offer other benefits and may help slow memory loss and other normal symptoms of aging.” Read more in this New York Times article.
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