Cognitive Enhancement Programs in Asheville, NC

Enhance Your Cognitive Abilities

At Apex Brain Centers, we offer cutting-edge programs designed to improve memory, attention, problem-solving skills, and overall mental performance.

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Success Stories: Cognitive Enhancement Journeys


Parkinson's Disease Patient 2015

Shields Jarret

An author from Virginia discusses his life with Parkinson's disease and some of the struggles he has overcome while at APEX Brain Centers.


Memory Loss Patient 2017

Carl Whitt

Carl talks about his before and after experiences with Brain Training for memory loss and adult ADHD. From hope to a better brain. His wife is quoted as saying, "I don't know what you got, but I want some of that!"


Dyskinesia Patient 2021

Melissa Fleig

Melissa describes, in her words, "The best decision I ever made in my entire life". Dyskinesia is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary, uncontrolled, and unwanted movements that significantly impact balance and walking, speech, and nearly every aspect of daily life.

Get your questions answered and understand treatment options by one of our board-certified physicians with extensive functional neurology experience.

Consultations are free 15-minute phone calls scheduled Monday through Friday.

About Cognitive Enhancement

Cognitive enhancement refers to the application of specific neuroscientific techniques to improve mental functions such as memory, attention, and decision-making. Our cognitive enhancement programs are grounded in the latest brain science and are designed to boost mental performance in individuals of all ages.

These programs are particularly beneficial for those looking to enhance their cognitive abilities, whether for academic, professional, or personal growth. They involve a variety of techniques including neurofeedback, targeted cognitive exercises, and dietary recommendations tailored to optimize brain health.

Cognitive enhancement can help not only those who are healthy but also individuals recovering from brain injuries or dealing with neurological conditions. By improving cognitive function, we aim to enhance quality of life and enable more effective engagement in all aspects of life.

Apex Brain Centers specialize in treating:

Brain Fog

We specialize in treating the root causes of brain fog: forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, mental fatigue, and more.

Cognitive Decline

Memory loss and cognitive decline are beyond epidemic proportions, as 1 in 3 senior citizens will die with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia

We use high-intensity neurological rehabilitation to help stroke survivors relearn lost skills, improve their quality of life, and regain independence.

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease symptoms, such as loss of motor control, tend to get worse over time as more and more dopamine-producing neurons are damaged or die.

How Brain Rehabilitation & Training Works for Cognitive Enhancement

The APEX Brain Centers Approach Has Helped Thousands Regain Function & Quality of Life


Every patient's brain rehabilitation and training journey begins with the creation of an individualized care plan by our board-certified physicians and is informed by the following:

  • Lab Work to measure internal biochemistry and establish a metabolic baseline.
  • Cognitive Testing to evaluate attention, focus, memory, impulse control, and other critical cognitive abilities.
  • Comprehensive History including medical history, nutrition questionnaires, and lifestyle questions.

Neurological Rehabilitation

All APEX intensive rehabilitation programs combine treatment frequency, repetition, and duration multiple times per day to drive optimal patient outcomes.

  • Diagnostic Testing to measure internal biochemistry and establish a metabolic baseline.
  • Rehabilitation Modalities to evaluate attention, focus, memory, impulse control, and other critical cognitive abilities.
  • Metabolic and Nutritional Therapy to identify and correct nutritional deficiencies and optimize nutritional supplementation.


Patients' rehabilitation and training care plans continue as long as needed through a combination of the following distance and in-person treatment elements.

  • Retesting to continue to monitor internal biochemistry and measure progress.
  • Nutrition therapy through supplements and education to optimize health and cognitive performance.
  • At-home training includes exercises, therapies, and personalized strategies for each individual.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cognitive Enhancement

Cognitive enhancement involves the use of techniques and therapies to improve cognitive abilities such as memory, concentration, and problem-solving skills.

Individuals of all ages looking to improve their mental performance can benefit, including students, professionals, and seniors seeking to maintain cognitive function.

Our programs include neurofeedback, cognitive training exercises, dietary adjustments, and more—all customized to meet individual needs and goals.

Yes, our cognitive enhancement programs are based on safe, non-invasive techniques that are scientifically proven to be effective in boosting cognitive functions.

To determine if our cognitive enhancement programs are a good fit for you or a loved one, you can schedule a free consultation with our team. This session will allow us to assess your needs and discuss how our programs can help you achieve your cognitive goals.

Our Patients Own Words

"Before I went to APEX Brain Centers, I could barely get out of bed and function on a daily basis."

"Today, nearly a year after my initial visit to APEX I am still getting better every day."

"I feel so blessed to have found APEX Brain Centers. These are great people who do great work."

"I can't remember the last time I felt happy. Now, I am happy all of the time. I feel relaxed and at peace."

"Your work has made an enormous difference."

"I felt empowered after receiving two-weeks of brain training and being given a battery of take-home therapies."

"I don’t just believe I can be as good as I once was. I believe I will be even better."

"I am truly overcome with gratitude and humility. Thank you so much for being a part of my healing journey."

"I am finding myself again! I’ve come a far way in 5-days and I trust that it will only get better thereafter."

"I cannot put into words how grateful I am for helping me tap into my wellsprings of potential and discover my inner strengths, my ability to fly and start my healing."

"Thank you for your part in my journey to recovery."

"After my consultation with Dr. Trayford, I felt reassured that this is where I needed to be."

"For the first time, a doctor understood the language I spoke!"

Cognitive Enhancement Resources

Better Brain. Better Life. Better You!

Learn about brain function and how functional neurology can lead to better brain health.

Blog Articles

Brain Fog Remedies

Brain Fog After COVID: Deciphering the Mystery for a Clearer Mind

Brain fog is a term often used to describe a variety of symptoms that can negatively impact mental clarity. These symptoms include difficulty learning new ...
Exploring Brain Fog Key Insights on Causes Symptoms and Effective Solutions

Exploring Brain Fog: Key Insights on Causes, Symptoms, and Effective Solutions

At APEX Brain Centers, we understand that brain fog can be a perplexing and frustrating experience for many individuals. This phenomenon, which is not a ...
Overcoming Brain Fog Effectively

From Fog to Focus: Overcoming Brain Fog Effectively With Brain Fog Remedies

At APEX Brain Centers, we specialize in overcoming brain fog with effective Brain Fog Remedies. We recognize the complexities of brain fog that many individuals ...

Podcast Episodes

EP. 302

Should Diabetes medications be used to prevent diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's?

We discuss a controversial new treatment plan for the prevention of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Doctors are now prescribing diabetes medications as a way of regulating blood sugar in the brain which is usually linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

EP. 281

Dementia BioMarkers Part 1

Biomarkers for Dementia are very similar to those for concussions. They both relate to memory, attention, and physical cues. We can observe things like balance, gait, and sit-to-stand testing to tell how physically fit an individual is. We have long since established that being physically fit helps you to have a better brain. Increased mobility and increased fitness lead to increased cognitive function. 

EP. 022

“Brain Games”

Dr. Trayford talks about the right and wrong way to use brain games to keep your brain sharp. There are those who report that brain games have not helped their brain function as much as they would have hoped. 

Apex Brain Centers Services

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