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Session 2 - Challenge Your Brain

Part 2 - Activities to Stimulate Your Brain

Challenging your brain doesn't have to be difficult. It can be as simple as dialing a phone number with your less dominant hand or as complex as learning a new language.

Remember, the goal is to give your brain a new experience and a workout every day.

Try some of these ideas!

  • Play chess, word and number puzzles, jigsaws, crosswords and memory games.
  • Pursue a new interest such as learning to play a musical instrument, taking a course or going to the theatre.
  • Break your routine – take a different route to the store or change the order of your morning routine.
  • Involve one or more of your senses in a novel way - write your name with your opposite hand.
  • Read a book or go see a movie – discuss it with a friend.
  • Pursue cultural activities like going to plays, museums, concerts and galleries.
  • Keep up hobbies such as sewing, carpentry or take up a new hobby.
  • Cross train your brain – try a variety of challenges.

Note: Your abilities, health and interests should be taken into consideration when choosing brain healthy activities. If you have questions about your own situation, speak to your doctor or health care provider.

BrainBooster® Activities

Give your brain a boost! Did you know that doing puzzles like crosswords and word searches is a great way to keep your brain active?

Take action on brain health and visit the Alzheimer Society’s BrainBooster® activity pages at http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/Living-with-dementia/BrainBooster

Visit us often for updated puzzles, recipe links and exercises to keep your brain healthy.

 

BrainBooster® activities are generously supported by Burnbrae Farms Ltd.

Personal Reflection

  • What do you do to challenge your brain every day?
  • What will you do to be even more proactive in boosting your brain activity?

Heads Up for Healthier Brains

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Join the Conversation

Visit the Discussion Forums, where you can post, in a common area, messages to all other community members.  It’s a place for you to interact with others and to discuss other tips and ideas for challenging your brain.

At any time, you may scroll to the Search bar at the top of the page and type a specific question or topic.


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