Who we are

BRINA is an innovative, award-winning provider of brain training programmes developed by a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals dedicated to fighting dementia, with over 35 years of combined experience in terms of research and implementation.

Our purpose

Our purpose is to provide training and support for care providers and healthcare professionals to set up their own Brain Gyms in order to help older people to combat dementia.

Our Dementia experts

Dr Kounti was one of the first few who designed non pharmacological therapies in Europe aiming to improve the cognitive and functional skills of older people with Mild Cognitive Impairment as well as people with mild or moderate dementia. Her vision is to offer these people the opportunity to maintain their cognitive skills and fight against the progression of the disease. BRINA is very proud to have Dr Kounti working with us as our dementia lead as she has inspired a whole team of neuroscientists in Europe and together they have completed more than 20 research papers published in prestigious scientific journals worldwide.

WHY BRINA?

Experience

BRINA is a multi-awarded, high skilled, multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals dedicated to fighting dementia with over 35 years of combined experience in terms of the research and application of Brain workout schemes.

Published research

Dr Kounti and her associates have produced over 20 research papers in publications relating to dementia and old age.

Awards

Dr Kounti and her team have won multiple awards for their ground-breaking research work in dementia. As recently as November 2017, BRINA won 'The most outstanding non pharmacological dementia management programme in the world in 2017' at the Global over 50s housing awards.

Daily functioning improvement

We have found that the introduction of BRINA workshops has resulted in a positive effect on participants' abilities to carry out everyday life activities.The reason for this is that, unlike other providers, we only use cognitive rehabilitation therapies in our training programmes.

Brain Training Options

Research has shown that new learning experiences can facilitate neurogenesis. BRINA’s Brain Gym sessions comprise a variety of cognitive training tasks, cognitive stimulation tasks or combinations of the two. Dr Kounti has designed and tested more than 20 different programmes; all of which follow the same structure, focusing on the practice of attention and memory, but using different cues for each programme.

Some of these programmes are:

• PETER PAN: Play Therapy for people with Dementia
• ACTA: Practice of Attention and Parameters of Executive Function
• Orientation in Current Events
• A Cognitive Training Program Using Music
• Dance and Drama Therapy
• MENTIMA: Mental Imagery and Relaxation
• RHEA: Cognitive Motion Therapy

We also have exercise and computer based cognitive training programmes available

TESTIMONIALS

What our happy clients say

Now I can remember everything on my shopping list - M.D.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cognitive training programmes have totally transformed my life - J.S.
Jawaharlal Nehru
This is the best thing that has ever happened to me - D.S.
Marianne Williamson
Cognitive training programmes have totally transformed my life - J.S.
Lester B. Pearson
My mother now feels more confident confident and happy - J.M
Lester B. Pearson
I can see my husband improving day after day - P.R.
Lester B. Pearson
I cannot wait to do my next workout. I am really happy I was given this opportunity - S.B.
Lester B. Pearson

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