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Keep your Brain Fit

Preserve Your Mind, Embrace your Dementia-Free Future

Remember, just as physical exercise is crucial for maintaining a healthy body, regular brain workouts are essential for optimal brain function and overall

well-being.

Walking to Yoga class

Controlling Cognitive Decline

Your brain needs to do workouts to keep you mentally healthy just as your body needs workouts to keep you physically healthy. Playing games and doing quizzes are a good way to keep your mind active and healthy. Research findings have shown that games and quizzes can help alleviate, delay or control depression, dementia and Alzheimer's. The games can be bridge, other card games, chess - anything which you find interesting, exciting and a little challenging.  You can join clubs, create your own group or join online clubs or just access a number of free online games and quizzes - see below for more information on these. Research has also shown that the more the brain is used, the more the brain cells multiply, so it's worth exercising your brain. Don't give up just because you feel 'tired', you will find that everything becomes easier after a while as your brain becomes fitter and more able to handle a challenge. 

 

How Old is your Brain? Try the Free Brain Age Games which will test your mental abilities and tell you what age your brain is. The games just test your memory and your reaction rate - they are not about testing your knowledge, so it's okay for people of diverse educational levels and nationalities. If your brain age is less than your actual age, you are doing really well!  If not, you need to do some mental exercises. To play the games, first CLICK HERE for the Free Brain Game website. Then when you are on their website, click on the big yellow button which says PLAY NOW. Then follow the instructions. 

 

Also read about how to stimulate your brain from the Free Brain Exercises for Seniors website:  CLICK HERE to access it.  This website offers you simple, daily things you can do to improve memory and keep your brain young and active. Try some of the brain games below by clicking on the arrows on each video.

Keeping your brain fit through various activities and exercises can significantly improve brain function in several ways:

  1. Enhanced Cognitive Abilities: Regular brain workouts, such as puzzles, reading, learning new skills, and engaging in challenging mental activities, stimulate neural connections and promote the growth of new brain cells. This, in turn, improves cognitive abilities such as memory, attention, problem-solving, and creativity.

  2. Increased Mental Agility: Brain exercises improve mental agility by strengthening the neural networks responsible for quick thinking, mental flexibility, and adaptability. This allows for faster information processing, improved decision-making skills, and the ability to efficiently multitask.

  3. Improved Focus and Concentration: Engaging in activities that require sustained attention, such as mindfulness or focused reading, can train the brain to stay focused for longer periods. Regular practice can help improve concentration, reduce distractions, and enhance productivity.

  4. Boosted Memory Function: Brain workouts challenge and exercise memory pathways, leading to improved memory function. Activities like memorization techniques, mnemonic devices, and memory games help sharpen both short-term and long-term memory, making it easier to recall information when needed.

  5. Enhanced Brain Plasticity: Brain fitness exercises promote neuroplasticity, the brain's ability to reorganize and form new neural connections. This plasticity allows the brain to adapt, learn, and recover from injuries more effectively, ultimately improving overall brain function.

  6. Reduced Cognitive Decline: Consistently engaging in brain fitness activities throughout life has been associated with a reduced risk of age-related cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases like dementia. Regular mental stimulation can help build a cognitive reserve, providing a buffer against cognitive decline.

  7. Improved Mental Well-being: Keeping the brain fit not only improves cognitive function but also enhances mental well-being. Activities like mindfulness meditation, relaxation techniques, and positive affirmations can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, leading to better overall brain health.

 

Remember, just as physical exercise is crucial for maintaining a healthy body, regular brain workouts are essential for optimal brain function and overall well-being.

Some Brain Exercise Videos

Do these Trivia quizzes and games which change every day - just click on the blue CLICK HERE signs to access each game:

  • Quiz Time for an exciting new quiz every day: CLICK HERE 

  • Code Cracker to test your code cracking abilities: CLICK HERE

  • Daily Crossword Puzzles: there are nine of them to choose from every day. Just click on whichever you want. To access the crosswords  CLICK HERE

  • Word Search: CLICK HERE

  • Sudoku: Use Your Logic:  CLICK HERE

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