What to Look for with Free Learning Games

by Mary Lou
(Columbus, OH)

Free Learning Games

Free Learning Games

Learning games are not only fun, but they can stimulate memory, cognitive reasoning, and problem solving skills, which is what I focus on when looking for free learning games.


As my mom has gotten older, I've noticed that sometimes making a decision, or being "bombarded" as she says, by too many things that overstimulate her at once reduce her ability to reason or rationalize. I decided it was time to play!

When choosing free learning games for your elderly loved one, focus on those that provide activities designed for memory retention, attention to details, and focus.

It's not hard to find free learning games. In fact, you can do so quite simply by typing "free learning games for seniors" into your favorite browser search bar.

Your mom or dad doesn't have to be an expert with computers in order to benefit from these games. Some you can access online and print out, including word searches, math games like Sudoku, and those that focus on geography, hobbies, word games, and more.

Most importantly, choose learning games that actually stimulate the brain to access and process new information. In doing so, you'll stimulate brain cell growth and development as well as create new neural pathways that can literally detour damaged areas of the brain.

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Free Learning Games Help Cheer Up My Elderly Aunt
by: Sheila

These are all good ideas, and I'm certainly going to look more into finding a variety of games that will encourage my elderly aunt to maintain what brain skills she has (she's been diagnosed with alcohol-induced dementia).

Not only do I think games will help cheer her up, they may improve her reasoning and problem solving skills.

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Free Learning Games Helping My Dad
by: Anonymous

I've noticed the signs of Alzheimer's in my dad. To keep his brain stimulated and active, I try to find a variety of games that provide his brain with the exercise he needs.

While he grumbled at first, he now looks forward to our evenings together, because 9 times out of 10, I bring him a game that we can do together. This provides not only brain stimulation for him, but an increase in socialization and bonding.

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Free Learning Games - Sure Helped My Grandmother
by: Vicki

Not too long ago, my grandmother had a stroke. Her math skills were shot, but even a simple free game like Bingo that I downloaded from the computer and printed out has helped her to re-learn numbers, and identification of numbers.

I didn't realize that something so simple as a game could actually promote brain development.

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