Boosting Your Brain Power
Part 1: Mind Exercises for Seniors
Have you recently walked into the kitchen only to forget why you went in there? Do you spend time every day trying to find where you set down your reading glasses or where you put your keys?
These are examples of short-term memory loss. If you have experienced short-term memory loss, then maybe you should consider playing some mind-exercising games. Even though the brain is not a muscle, it can act like one in that training and exercise can improve how it works. Experts disagree about whether mind-exercising games are guaranteed to improve your brain health, but there is research that shows these games could help you sharpen your mind and memory. But before we list some resources for online mind exercises you can try, here are some important tips to remember.
Get into a routine.
As people age, they tend to settle into habits, so behavior changes can be tough. At first, try to exercise your mind once a week. Then see if you can build up to doing it every day. Stick with it, and create a routine you can follow.
Take your time when working through the games listed below. Do not get upset. Expect to make some mistakes and stumble along the way. Exercising your mind is a journey and will require patience.
Do not get frustrated.
Keep a positive attitude and stay upbeat. Do not let a negative experience or result pull you out of your routine. Like any workout plan, exercising your brain will require work and dedication.
Everyone learns differently, and there is no one “right” game to play. Try the links below and see which game works best for you. Some of these websites require you to enter your email address and a password, but all of the games are free.
Do you have a favorite game? Has something worked for you to improve your memory? Post a message on Facebook and let everyone know what worked best for you!