Based on the science that shows that people who solve brainteasers have a significant cognitive advantage, this illustrated game book specifically was created to cross-train the brain. Here are 399 games to stretch the reader, all of which stimulate neurons--literally, regrowing the brain.
Cross-train your brain! Exercising the brain is like exercising the body--with the right program, you can keep your brain young, strong, agile, and adaptable. And like the most effective exercise, you don't target just one area. This follow-up to the bestselling 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young, offers 417 games that target six key cognitive functions. Here are games to improve long-term memory and games to flex working memory. Games for executive functioning, for attention to detail, for multitasking, and for processing speed. There are puzzles, trivia quizzes, visual challenges, brainteasers, and word games. Best of all, they're fun--this is the kind of exercise that you'll want to do--and all it takes is ten to fifteen minutes a day for a full workout.
According to research by the Mayo Clinic, about 7 percent of adults between ages 70 and 89 develop Mild Cognitive Impairment every year. Characterized by memory loss and decreased ability to learn, MCI is a strong predictor of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. But it is never too late—or too early—to take action against cognitive decline—including exercising the brain to keep it stronger for longer. Now Dr. Tonia Vojtkofsky, a sought-after specialist on MCI and Alzheimer's, presents 201 word and number exercises optimized for people with MCI—challenging, but still do-able: Complete-the-word puzzles and searches Logic problems and sequencing puzzles Discover-the-pattern exercises, and much more. Each exercise notes the primary ability it targets (e.g., memory, language, executive functioning, calculation), and most exercises target more than one!
Author: Kim Chamberlain
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Genre: Games & Activities
Taking care of your brain is just as beneficial as taking care of the rest of your body. Research has shown that training games help improve memory, concentration, problem-solving skills, processing speed, creativity, and reasoning. The key to such exercise is to constantly learn and regularly challenge your brain’s capabilities with new tasks. Regularly doing series of short, varied tasks will keep your thinking faculties focused and flexible. Five-Minute Brain Workout contains a wide variety of games and puzzles for people who enjoy words and language. There are ten examples of the same kind of game or puzzle with a wide variety of types of each. While the puzzles have specific answers, the games do not, which means you can continue to develop your creativity by doing them more than once and coming up with different answers. And there are enough puzzles and games for a year’s worth of challenging your mind. The book’s contents can be used in any number of ways: to challenge yourself or simply have fun or as a competition against time or other people. These exercises work in many settings: home, work, schoolrooms, training and therapy sessions, and as an icebreaker at social gatherings.
Over 40? Getting forgetful? Having trouble learning new things, or remembering that actress’s name without reaching for your smartphone? Neurobics are simple, unique brain exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime. Now, the Neurobics bestseller How to Keep Your Brain Alive is repackaged in a trim, tote-able format that makes it an ideal gift. Based on leading neurobiological research, Keep Your Brain Alive introduces a regimen of mental cross-training—a series of deceptively simple exercises that help stimulate the production of natural growth factors called neurotrophins, which in turn grow brain cells and keep the brain younger and stronger. And nothing so easily stimulates the brain as breaking routines and using the five senses in new and unexpected ways. So if you’re right-handed, wake up tomorrow and brush your teeth with your left hand. Or close your eyes before you get in the car and insert the key into the ignition. Every time you open a new circuit in your brain, it’s like doing a round of mental sit-ups.
A puzzle book benefits adults by stimulating the brain to remain active and healthy. Research proves that working on puzzles not only can help to improve memory skills in adults, they encourage more blood flow to the brain that can be helpful in slowing down the aging process. A puzzle book offers a wide variety of ways that an adult can sharpen their thinking, memory, reasoning, concentration, attention and non-verbal skills. Doing puzzles on a regular basis benefits brain health!
Author: Gary Small
Publisher: Humanix Books
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Health & Fitness
Misplacing your keys, forgetting someone’s name at a party, or coming home from the market without the most important item — these are just some of the many common memory slips we all experience from time to time. But such cognitive lapses don’t just plague middle-agers and seniors; UCLA studies indicate that forgetfulness begins much earlier in life. Scientists can detect subtle changes in the brain that coincide with mental decline by the time we reach age 40, and our findings show that people as young as 20 already have memory problems. Dr. Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan’s 2 Weeks To A Younger Brain translates the latest brain science into practical strategies and exercises that yield quick and long- lasting benefits. It will not only improve your memory, but will also strengthen your physical health by reducing your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The latest research confirms that there is a lot we can do to boost our memory and keep our brains young. After three decades of helping thousands of patients improve their memory and mental acuity, Dr. Small and Gorgan are convinced that our daily lifestyle habits are directly linked to our brain health. This book will show that it only takes two weeks to form new habits that bolster cognitive abilities and help stave off, or even reverse, brain aging. If you commit only 14 days to 2 Weeks To A Younger Brain, you will reap noticeable results. During that brief period, you will have learned the secrets to keeping your brain young for the rest of your life.
Did you know that different parts of your brain control different functions, and that with exercise, you can make each part of your brain stronger? In The Total Brain Workout you'll find 450 fun, challenging and absorbing puzzles designed to specifically target the core parts of your brain that control language, logic, memory, reasoning and visual perception. Each set of puzzles ranges from easy to challenging, and is presented with information on the area of your brain being targeted and the functions it controls, so you can customize your own workout to the specific areas you want to improve.
Author: USA Today
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: 2009-09-15
Bigger is definitely better in the case of the second oversized puzzle book from the world's top newspaper. The USA TODAY Jumbo Puzzle Book 2 is a collection of brain games including 400 puzzles that will amuse and entertain. Logic, crossword, Sudoku, Word Roundup, and Hidato will keep fans busy for hours and hours. This hefty tome features twice the number of puzzles than most books and for just a few dollars more. Sharpen your pencils and get ready for challenging fun!
Author: Majid Fotuhi, M.D., Ph.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2008-01-08
Many puzzle fans enjoy crosswords not just for the fun but for the benefits--puzzles help keep the mind limber and vocabulary expanding. The 150 crosswords in this book are divided into chapters, with each chapter focusing on a specific brain-boosting theme: vocabulary building, memorization, problem solving, etc. Will Shortz has paired up with a top neuroscientist, Dr. Majid Fotuhi, who provides introductions to each chapter and additional insight into brain health as well as facts and tips to keep your mind sharp!
Author: Luke Sharpe
Release Date: 2015-11-03
The clock is ticking! Take three minutes to stare at these elaborate color photos before time's up and you have to turn the page. On the flip side, you'll find questions about the various details in the picture. Can you remember what you saw? These 80 puzzles are a great way to test your memory, sharpen your recall, and have fun at the same time!
Author: Terry Stickels
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
Release Date: 2009-09-15
Solving puzzles are a fun way to stimulate your brain. The Big Brain Puzzle Book does just that, with over 150 Alzheimer's Association- approved puzzles from renowned brain teaser Terry Stickels. Stickels writes STICKELERS, a puzzle column, appearing in over 200 local and national newspapers daily. Here is a sampling of the types of mind bending, brain exercising puzzles inside: Frame Games Find an every day phrase hidden inside words or drawings of rebus puzzles. Spatial Visual Answer questions while looking at 3-dimensional objects on a 2 dimensional page. Squeezers Fill in the blanks with letters in the middle of two words creating two 2-syllable words. Word Search Find words within blocks of letters going horizontally, diagonally or vertically. Trivia Answer questions to seemingly obvious questions and learn something new in the process. Trickledowns In five steps, changing one letter at a time, come up with a whole new word. Readers will enjoy this great variety of puzzles from renowned puzzle creator Terry Stickels, while benefiting a great cause.
Acute absentmindedness, fuzzy thinking, head-scratching confusion: those are just a few symptoms of the dreaded senior moment! Fortunately, the Senior Moments Memory Workout is here to keep them at bay! Created by world-renowned "senior momentologist" Tom Friedman, it features a collection of engaging quizzes, puzzles, brainteasers and memory challenges, as well as sound advice and historical anecdotes to reassure sufferers they're not alone. You don't have to be a senior to use it: people of all ages can benefit from these brain-strengthening techniques.