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Daemon
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Brain Training Wards Off Age-Related Cognitive Decline

As people age, certain cognitive abilities decline. However, there are things that can be done to delay and minimize these losses. Older adults who participated in 10 to 12 60- to 75-minute brain training sessions saw improvements in memory, reasoning skills, and processing speed that persisted for years after. The memory gains began to taper off after the 5-year mark, while reasoning ability and processing speed benefits could still be detected 10 years later. More...
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Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 1:18:24 AM

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A good case for spending a little time on TFD each day?

Other good mind-builders: 1. http://www.lumosity.com/, 2. http://freerice.com, 3. http://www.chesscube.com/

As the old NAACP commercial used to proclaim, "The mind is a terrible thing to waste!"
Ni un voto al PRIAN PVEM
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 5:57:10 AM

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This make me sad.

I can't complain about losing physical ability as I grow older, but cognitive decline is really sad
Guto André
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 11:50:37 AM

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Play videogames, puzzles and read good books, it can improve your brain and help you when you be more aged.
Hope2
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 12:51:06 PM

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Even more important than brain games etc is physical activity. And take your Omega 3's and Vitamin D.
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 3:03:09 PM

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What kind of physical activity Hope?
Professor
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 4:00:18 PM

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Daemon wrote:
Brain Training Wards Off Age-Related Cognitive Decline

As people age, certain cognitive abilities decline. However, there are things that can be done to delay and minimize these losses. Older adults who participated in 10 to 12 60- to 75-minute brain training sessions saw improvements in memory, reasoning skills, and processing speed that persisted for years after. The memory gains began to taper off after the 5-year mark, while reasoning ability and processing speed benefits could still be detected 10 years later. More...


Thefreedictionary is my brain training. I hope it helps.
Hope2
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 4:18:38 PM

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Hi Jacobus.

Anything that gets the blood circulating in the brain. Walking, weight lifting, stretching, aerobics such as dancing, swimming, climbing stairs, gardening, housework, vacuuming, tennis, golf, sex! Etc.

There are threads on the Forum about happiness and depression right now and physical exercise helps with those too.
early_apex
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 4:57:26 PM
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There was a recent study that concluded, among other things, that working crossword puzzles was useless activity, in terms of maintaining brain power. I am glad that my diversions are useless; takes the pressure off.
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