Keeping the Mind Nimble: The Benefits of Brain Games

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Staying mentally sharp is just as important as physical activity for seniors’ health and wellbeing. That’s why activities that stimulate the brain are a fundamental part of the lifestyle at Goatacre Manor Care Centre.

Brain games provide an engaging and entertaining way for our residents to exercise their minds. Activities like crossword puzzles, word searches, Sudoku, and card games give their thinking skills a robust workout. Furthermore, learning new skills also effectively activates the brain – for instance, our residents relish picking up hobbies like painting, woodworking, and knitting.

The benefits of keeping the mind active include:

  • Better memory and focus
  • Delayed mental decline
  • Reduced risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s
  • Improved ability to do daily tasks
  • Increased self-esteem and confidence

Additionally, brain games also furnish social interaction and relationship building. Our residents often play games and complete puzzles together, sparking camaraderie and lively discussion. Laughter and humor are the best medicines!

You’re never too old to learn new things. We encourage residents to challenge themselves by reading, taking classes, doing puzzles, and practicing skills. Remaining curious, creative, and engaged promotes lifelong mental sharpness.

Some great online brain game resources include Lumosity ( with memory, attention, and problem-solving games designed by scientists, and Elevate ( with games targeting skills like writing, listening, and speaking.

So challenge yourself to some brain games today! Try crossword puzzles, sudoku, card games, or download brain training apps. Ultimately, keeping your mind active at any age allows for superior mental health.