There is significant clinical and scientific evidence that keeping your brain active, challenging your mind and cognitive processes, can provide a certain amount of protection against dementia and other brain disorders. Beyond that protective factor, an active mind is less likely to experience the cognitive decline that is a normal part of aging. Brain exercise is but one aspect of keeping the brain healthy. Read more» about the benefits of keeping our brains healthy.
A Whole Brain Workout for Older Adults
A mental fitness guide with exercises for improving mental prowess, memory skills, flexible thinking, perception, and reasoning
- Provides support strategies for coping with memory loss and other cognitive disabilities
- Includes information about brain research and Alzheimer’s Disease
- Offers dozens of worksheets in nine skill areas
Think Smart: A Neuroscientist’s Prescription for Improving Your Brain’s Performance by Richard Restak, M.D.
Restak explains the latest scientific discoveries about our brain and gives readers strategies on how they can keep their most powerful organ in top condition and fight off its decline.
The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life by Brant Cortright Ph.D.
Given the neurotoxic norms of society, it’s almost universally true that your brain is working far below its capacity. It is deteriorating much faster than it needs to. What good is living longer if your brain can’t go the distance? Brings together the latest in neuroscience research to present a new and proven view of brain health and aging.
Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness by Lawrence Katz & Manning Rubin
Neurobics is a unique brain exercise program that can be done anytime, anywhere. Based on the latest neuroscience, these deceptively simple exercises stimulate brain nutrients to help new brain cells grow. The key to keeping your brain strong and healthy is to break routines and use all five senses in unexpected ways. Offbeat, fun, and easy, these 83 exercises will result in a mind fit to meet any challenge—whether remembering a name, learning a new app, or staying creative in your work.
Senior Smart Puzzles, Books One & Two by Lindy McClean
Collections of mazes, hidden objects and same/different puzzles designed for the Super Senior. Easy-to-read format, challenging brain stimulation, and appropriate level of difficulty for the mature mind. Illustrated with vintage pictures.
Strengthen Your Mind: Volumes One & Two by Kristin Einberger &Janelle Sellick
70 engaging activities will stimulate the minds, memories, and senses of older adults. Designed especially for individuals with early memory loss, these books are also good for seniors without memory loss who want to keep their brains sharp. The short, one-page worksheets strengthen brain functioning, promote social interaction, and provide hours of meaningful enjoyment.
Use It, Don’t Lose It by Marge Engleman
This easy-to-use workbook has 31 exercises in categories like Memory, Sketching, Trivia, Spatial Ability, Word Games, and Imagination. Some exercises have specific answers, while other depend on individual opinions or choices. Use It, Don’t Lose It is ideal for mental fitness groups or individual puzzling, and provides high-quality, colorful pages are perforated to easily tear out; answers included.
100 Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Age-Related Memory Loss by Jean Carper
Even a few preventive actions could dramatically change your future by postponing Alzheimer’s so long that you eventually outlive it. If you can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s for five years, you cut your odds of having it by half. Postpone Alzheimer’s for ten years, and you’ll most likely never live to see it.
The Brain Boost Blueprint: How To Optimize Your Brain for Peak Mental Performance, Neurogrowth, and Cognitive Fitness by Peter Hollins
A guide to how to revitalize, polish, and fix-up your brain. The truth is, you’re probably under performing mentally. It’s not personal, it’s just how you’re wired. This book provides a series of steps and plans for you to get on track to your best thinking days.
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