Brain games and memory puzzles, such as jigsaws, can help us retain our brain’s vitality. Attend classes and lectures. Practice memory games, do crossword or jigsaw puzzles, play bridge. Read, write, and keep your mind open to new ideas.
Staying mentally active can:
- Increase your vitality
- Build new brain cells and neurological connections
- Potentially slow or prevent Alzheimer’s
How I add this to my life: I confess to being drawn to some online games that encourage my mental agility. But more importantly, I am grateful I live in a small college town that has a plethora of movies, lectures, plays, music, and events (almost all of which are free) and participate in something at least weekly. (Some days, it’s hard to figure out which one to do!)