The desire to stay mentally sharp is the number one concern for older adults, according to Sarah Lock, AARP senior vice president for policy and executive director of the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH). GCBH researchers say there is no “miracle cure” to guaranteeing brain health.1 However, engaging in activities that are novel, mentally challenging and fun can help people maintain their memory, reasoning skills and ability to focus.
- Learning a new language
- Building new relationships
- Volunteering in the community
- Taking a class or choosing a new hobby
Try these brain games
Another great way to stimulate the mind while having fun is with these brain games. Test yourself, then challenge your spouse or friend and compare scores (both require setting up a free account).