Brain Games Puzzles Stimulate the Mind
(San Francisco, CA)
They say that the brain needs to be exercised just like any other part of the body for optimum health and wellness, and it's true.
When I talked to my mom's doctor about her increasing forgetfulness, he told me that puzzles and brain training games are an excellent way to keep nerves in the brain active and firing on all cylinders, so to speak.
Any kind of games for the brain can be effective and includes mazes, crossword puzzles or jigsaw puzzle games, and just about any kind of keyboarding games that you can find on or off the computer.
I happen to like to play hidden object games on the computer, and I found that when I had my mom sit next to me and told her to help me find an object that I just couldn't, I saw how engrossed she got in searching.
Then we tried a few free learning games and other free games online for like Bingo, Sudoku, and Match-3 type games, and I was surprised to find how much enjoyment my mom got out of it. They were fun, got her engaged, and you don't even tend to think of them as exercise.
When the doctor told me about how beneficial games were to brain activity, I did a little more research and found out that you're never too old to develop new brain cell growth.
Contrary to popular opinion, your brain cells don't just melt away and disappear as you get older. The more you do and the more active you are, the more new brain cell growth you can develop. That goes for developing new pathways in the brain, too.