Not Just Seniors: Everyone Needs to Stimulate Their Minds and Keep them Active and Alert
Many studies have been done which indicate seniors and adults participating frequently in brain activities can slow various forms of dementia. Games, which involve acuity, concentration and focus, enhance the brains capability to stimulate and use brain cells and keep neural pathways open and functioning. Card games, board games, brainteasers, crossword puzzles, and my favorite Sudoku, are some games that will help geriatric patients to maintain and stimulate their minds.
I decided to be proactive and ask people in my apartment complex and some of my friends and family what they do each day to keep their mind’s active and brain’s stimulated. Several said that they walk and they read the newspapers. Some stated that they watch the History Channel or different types of movies each week. Others stated that they read the same types of books and magazines that they have always read. Some stated that they get together with groups of friends and discuss their
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