The brain, like the entire body, loses its performance over time. This is especially true when the brain is neglected and does not receive proper “maintenance” service. Here are some games for mental fitness.
“Brain Training” by Dr. Kawashima is a program which consists of a series of mental games designed to improve brain performance related to attention, concentration, memory, thinking flexibility, problem solving, stress performance etc.
Another brain training program is offered by Lumosity. Lumosity provides a series of online mental games grouped on various aspects of brain function, similar to Dr. Kawashima’s program. You can go through an entire set of exercises to stimulate the overall brain function, or you can choose to focus exclusively on some brain functions.
There are also simpler games known for their beneficial effects on the brain: Sudoku, Tetris, chess, or crosswords. There are scientific studies that reveal a correlation between these games and a decreased risk of degenerative mental illnesses. They also revealed a direct connection between such games and an actual increase of the mental capacities.
Besides the games to keep your brain active, do not forget about regular exercising and meditation; their contribution is significant, especially if they are completed with an adequate diet and rest.
We all know that keeping our mind and body active and engaged gives us a better chance of living independently. When it comes time to look for caring nursing homes in Denver for your loved ones, make sure that in the facility you choose, there are games and activities to help keep your loved ones motivated to strengthen both their mind and body.