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Brain Games and Activities for Memory Care

October 09, 2019 0):?> in: Memory Care (dementia/alzheimers) Uncategorized

It's a well-known fact that optimum health requires regular exercise, a nutritious diet, and plenty of sleep. And it's important to realize that keeping a nimble mind is just as important as our physical health. Studies have found ( that brain games and activities for memory care can prevent cognitive diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia. 

The reason brain games keep us mentally healthy is simple. Games provide mental exercises that train us how to pay attention to the things that matter and how to ignore the things that don't. In other words, they teach us to focus on problem-solving and to ignore things that don't contribute to the solution. 

Games also enhance memory focus and processing speed. These brain-training effects work whether you're solving a puzzle or playing math games, word games, or shape games. It works with any game that requires memory, attention, or problem-solving skills.

At Montecito Santa Fe, you can keep your brain in shape, in addition to the fitness classes, dancing, and other fun workouts for physical fitness. Brain games and activities for memory care are built into the weekly calendar and can be enjoyed by all who wish to partake in them. Not only will you be keeping active mentally, but you'll also be socializing and enjoying some captivating entertainment, too.

Take a look at some of the games on the Montecito community calendar and some of their cognitive benefits:

  • Mahjong - Mahjong is a fascinating tile-based, shape-matching strategy game. 
  • Scrabble - This famous word game is excellent for improving vocabulary and tactical skills.
  • Bingo - Bingo is well-known for its memory and focus-strengthening benefits.
  • Bananagrams - A word game similar to Scrabble with more built-in excitement.
  • Puzzles - Puzzles provide relaxing and mentally stimulating challenges.
  • Uno - This easy to learn card game involves decision making and surprising hand-coordination skills.
  • Brainteasers - Brainteasers help memory, attention, and perception. They can really make you think!
  • Billiards - Playing pool requires planning and problem-solving. It even improves aim, too. 

In addition to games to sharpen your memory and problem-solving abilities, Montecito Santa Fe also offers activities like art classes, flower arranging, and pruning and preening. These types of events will help keep your creative juices flowing, another activity that contributes to brain health.

Along with caring for your physical well-being, including brain games and activities for memory care to keep yourself sharp. You'll be improving your quality of life because not only will you stave off cognitive problems, you'll be having fun and relaxing, too. And it's all a part of pursing the art of senior living at Montecito Santa Fe.

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