399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young

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Workman Publishing, 2012 - Games - 402 pages
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Based on the science that shows that people middle-aged or older who solve word games and brainteasers have a significant cognitive advantage over those who do not, 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges is the illustrated game book specifically created to cross-train the brain. Here are 399 games to stretch, challenge, and push the reader, all of which stimulate the formation of neurons—literally, regrowing the brain.

Plus they’re not only good for you, but just plain good—these games are fun. 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia is a lively mix of challenges, riddles, and brainteasers—all vetted by a neuroscientist who specializes in aging brains and designed to work the six key areas of cognitive function that are vulnerable in normal aging: long-term memory, working memory, executive functioning, attention to detail, multitasking, and processing speed. The games are arranged from easiest to most difficult and are labeled according to which cognitive functions they exercise so they can be mixed and matched into a custom “workout.” In just 15 minutes a day, anyone can improve his brain’s strength, flexibility, and long-term health.
 

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Just what I was looking for to keep my brain exercised. A fine variety of things to do and good varying level to challenge me on different days. I will be picking this book up over and over to do things! A great buy. Read full review

Contents

WarmUp
1
Fancy Footwork
39
Pump It Up
82
Tougher Going
125
Getting Tricky
162
Challenging
205
Rocky Road
250
Merciless
293
Solutions
333
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About the author (2012)

Nancy Linde created and runs Never2Old4Games.com, an online subscription service for activities professionals working with senior citizens at assisted living residences, retirement communities, senior centers, and other senior-serving organizations. She has produced, written, and directed more than a dozen documentary films, including for the PBS series NOVA. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

Daniel G. Amen, MD is a physician, clinical neuroscientist, child and adult psychiatrist, and brain imaging specialist. He is the head of the Amen Clinics. He is the author of numerous books including Preventing Alzheimer's, Healing Anxiety and Depression, Healing the Hardware of the Soul, Healing ADD, Making a Good Brain Great, Sex on the Brain, The Brain in Love, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Magnificent Mind at Any Age, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body and Use Your Brain to Change Your Age. Dr. Amen is a co-author of the New York Times Bestseller The Daniel Plan Cookbook: Healthy Eating for Life. Dr. Amen is also an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.

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