Books to Keep Senior's Brains in Working Order
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Books to Keep Senior's Brains in Working Order

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. Check out these suggested books for brain fitness:

  • 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.
  • 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 underperforming 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 others depend on individual opinions or choices. Use It, Don’t Lose It, is ideal for mental fitness groups or individual puzzling. It provides high-quality, colorful pages are perforated to easily tear out, with answers included.