Improving Brain Health in Seniors
As we age, our bodies change in many different ways, and the brain is no exception. Research shows that certain parts of the brain shrink, in particular those areas specific to learning and other complex mental activities.
Studies have also shown that regardless of the aging process, the brain can adapt by creating new neural pathways. This is referred to as neuroplasticity and it’s good news for seniors looking to improve brain health. Of course, accessing the full potential of neuroplasticity means focusing on various aspects of your activities that are linked to the brain.
Playing memory games is not only fun, but it also trains the brain. The best thing about mind and memory games is that you can start them any day!
Here are five great brain training games for seniors that will keep your loved one’s aging brain sharp:
• Jigsaw Puzzles
• Crossword Puzzles
• Counting Backwards