Check out 5 reasons puzzles are great for your brain…

September 28th, 2011 No Comments

Seniors: care for your brain! Puzzles are a fun way to enhance your brain functions, such as improving your memory and how you reason, improving your ability to visualize in 3D space, and improving your motor skills. Doing them can also help ward off any decline in your mental abilities that come as you age.

In the book, The Playful Brain, the authors give 5 reasons why puzzles provide food for your brain:

1. Strengthen Motor Skills
2. Build Up Spatial Thinking
3. Increase Working Memory
4. Refine Long-Term Memory
5. Enhance Verbal Reasoning

For examples of each type of puzzle, read the article on AARP’s website ( To download a memory screening test, click on our NJ senior care resource page “Depression Masking As Dementia.”

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