"Senior citizens are more likely to experience dementia and Alzheimer's in their lifetimes," according to a new study by the National Alzheimer's Association.
What is Dementia?
Dementia is a chronic, irreversible condition that affects thinking, memory and communication skills. This article is about brain games for seniors with dementia that can help improve memory and mental function.
How to Maintain Memory and Mental Function with Brain Games for Seniors
One popular game is called Pictionary. This game is simple, but requires players to draw a picture from a list of words. Another game for seniors with dementia is Memory Match. In this game, players match cards with pictures on them.
Recommended Brain Games for Seniors
1. Memory Matching: In this game, you are shown a list of paired items (e.g. A apple, B orange), and then have to match the item on the right with the item on the left as quickly as possible.
2. Word Matching: In this game, you are shown a list of words and have to match them up as fast as possible
3. Memory Reminder: In this game, you are shown a list of items (e.g. A apple, B orange), and then have to remember which item
Pursuing activities that stimulate your mind (such as learning new skills or trying new hobbies) or eating foods are good for your cognitive function.