Your brain on games

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brainDid you know that 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia? And as hard as researchers and scientists are working, we have not found a cure. But do you know what they have discovered? That you can take steps to help prevent the development of dementia or delay the onset by keeping your brain active and healthy.

What you eat impacts your brain. Eating healthy, antioxidant-rich foods improves brain function. These foods include blueberries, wild salmon, whole grains, nuts and seeds, and avocados.

Physical exercise helps your brain. We are familiar with the obvious results of physical exercise, like weight loss, improving heart health, and gaining strength and endurance. But it also improves depressions, reduces stress, and spurs brain growth.

Brain games, brain games, brain games. Perhaps the most recent addition to the brain health homework list, your brain is exactly what they were talking about when they say “use it or lose it.” Not only are researchers using online gaming to study diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, but playing brain games will help keep your brain thinking younger even after the game has shut off!

What steps are you taking to keep your brain healthy?

You can check out some brain games here and here.

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