Senior Housing Connection

Keep Your Mind Active with Memory-Boosting Games and Activities

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Memory loss might be a normal part of aging, but it doesn’t have to be! There are many ways to maintain and even improve your memory while you’re living in a senior community. The following games and activities can help you boost your memory, either on your own or with friends, family, and neighbors from your independent apartments:

Play with Puzzles

Whether you played with jigsaw puzzles as a kid or enjoyed crossword puzzles as a young adult, you have likely completed at least one puzzle and know the pride that comes with it. Along with this sense of pride, puzzles can also help you keep your mind active and boost your memory. According to a study from the New England Journal of Medicine, seniors who regularly enjoy activities such as puzzles have a lower risk of developing dementia. Jigsaw, crossword, and Sudoku puzzles can all be fun and challenging. You can stick to crossword puzzles in the local paper or download games on your computer, phone, or other mobile device that will let you play challenging puzzles any time you want.

Have Fun with Board Games

Board games are popular among people of all ages because they are so fun to play with family and friends. If you are looking for ways to boost your memory, board games are a great choice. Playing games causes you to use your brain, which helps keep your cognitive skills in use and avoid the dangers of memory problems. You can stick to your favorite board games from the past or look for new games that will present a challenge and keep your mind working.

Read Regularly

Keeping your body active is important for physical fitness—and keeping your mind active is important for mental wellness. One of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to keep your mind active is to read regularly. Reading can keep you informed, help you learn about new experiences, and help you avoid memory problems.

Living in a senior community near Fairport, NY can make it easier to stay physically and mentally active. Parkwood Heights Senior Living Community offers a beautiful neighborhood where seniors can enjoy the best of retirement living. Call us at (315) 986-9100 if you’d like to learn more about our senior apartments.