Playing games is a great way to keep your brain healthy. Lots of different games will work (chess, scrabble, sudoku) but scientists have begun designing video games to specifically target core cognitive skills like attention, processing speed and memory.
In addition to improvements in these specific areas, research has shown that regularly playing brain games improves mood and reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s later in life. You can gain all of these benefits in just 10-20 minutes a day! Think of it this way: just like our bodies, we have to exercise our brains to keep them healthy.
So, what are you waiting for? Here’s a link to a free brain game. Go play!
And if you already play brain games, share the link to your favorite in the comments section!