Welcome to CFIT
We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping you maintain brain fitness. The specter of cognitive decline is one of the most frightening prospects for all of us as we age. The problem is too serious and too common to ignore. Although no pill exists that can wipe away cognitive decline, interventions that are well supported by research, can decrease our risk. Prevention is the key. The center for Cognitive Fitness and Innovative Therapies (CFIT) in Santa Barbara, California provides, at one location, all of the services known to decrease risk. We are the first full service community-based “cognitive shop” in the nation.
The risk factors for cognitive decline are now well-recognized. They fall into three categories:
- Genes and Age: Over this category, we have no control. However, we do have some control over the remaining two categories.
- Medical Risks: The most important medical risks are blood pressure, lipid profile, and glucose.
- Lifestyle Factors: Sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, stress, social isolation, and lack of cognitive challenges.
At CFIT we evaluate all of these risks and offer a comprehensive intervention program. We face head on the challenge that simply knowing these factors is not enough. The hard part is doing something about them and intervening early enough to make a difference.