With age, in many adults, memory often decreases. However, the loss of memory may be slowed down if a person exercises their mind – according to experts. If you think about it, this makes sense. In order to stay healthy, physical exercise is needed by the body. So, to stay healthy, the brain needs mental exercise.
To boost the memory of retirement-age individuals, a good first step is playing games. Playing games related to memory, however, is a bonus. An undertaking such as this can also improve the life of a 65+ individual by increasing mental well-being, social interaction, and adding a level of entertainment.
To help your retirement age loved one stay sharp, we’ve included some of the best memory-boosting games for seniors here.
Games played on computers and smartphones aren’t just for the young! Find video games that are more geared toward your interests and you will enjoy playing them more.
Back in the 70s and 80s, you may recall having played this with your kids. Simon is an electronic handheld game that is actually still sold online and in some stores. For retirement age adults, this activity is a superb memory booster.
It’s amazing how many old-school games can actually reinsert themselves into your life as you age – this time, however, to assist with memory recall. By recalling certain criteria-fitting words, the memory of a player can be exercised and improved.
Some older adults may remember when this was a TV game show. From there, it became a board game. You don’t need the old-school board game, however, to play. It can be done with a deck of cards by laying them out on a flat surface. You play this the same way you would’ve played the old game. Whoever gets the most matches, wins.
You might be a good candidate for trivia if you have a fast recollection of knowledge involving any topics imaginable. Both Trivial Pursuit and Jeopardy are excellent for memory/brain exercise. Make the playing of these games a community event by getting as many people together as possible, even if you socially distance yourself at separate tables.
If you want to boost your memory, doctors recommend that you play sudoku. New brain cells can be generated through the use of the mind associated with this game. That can improve memory and boost cognitive skills.
This is a classic favorite among many and a fantastic brain exercise. Short-term memory is stimulated through a variety of puzzle pictures, piece totals, sizes, etc.
Engage in Community Activities, Games, Outings, and More At Regency Pointe
It’s far easier to feel engaged and inspired when surrounded by the extraordinarily picturesque setting of rolling hills, natural wildflowers, and scenic forests found at Regency Pointe. What’s more, we take the time, year-round, to honor and create special occasions. We feature game participation, day trips, parties, community activities, dances, and more to encourage socialization and exercise the minds of our residents.
If cognitive and/or memory loss issues are already a problem and your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, we can be of assistance there, as well. In an undertaking of self-discovery, our premier SHINE® Memory Care program will assist and care for those with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other memory-related illnesses. We’ll help them rediscover belonging, fun, camaraderie, enjoyment, self-assurance, self-worth, and self-sufficiency.
In the best way possible, your loved one will be cared for at all times – you have our promise.
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