Achieving and maintaining a higher level of mental fitness can be surprisingly fun—and to your brain, it’s healthy exercise. In this follow-up volume to her bestselling 399 Games, Puzzle & Trivia Challenges Designed to Keep Your Brain Young, Nancy Linde offers a brand-new collection of puzzles, trivia challenges, brainteasers, and word games that are not only great fun to do but are specifically designed to give your brain the kind of workout that stimulates neurogenesis, the process that allows the brain to grow new cells.
Cross-train your brain by targeting 6 key cognitive functions: Long-term memory, working memory, executive functioning, attention to detail, multitasking, and processing speed.
This is the kind of exercise you’ll want to do, and all it takes is 10 to 15 minutes a day for a full workout.
About the Author
Nancy Linde created and runs Never2Old4Games.com, an online subscription service for activities professionals working with senior citizens at assisted living residences, retirement communities, senior centers, and other senior-serving organizations. She has produced, written, and directed more than a dozen documentary films, including for the PBS series NOVA. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.
Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D., is the Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Division of Psychology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.