Bend your brain :151 puzzles, tips, and tricks to blow (and grow) your mind
The Brain Store, a chain devoted to building better brains, offers puzzles and brain teasers to help enhance memory, build problem-solving skills, and reduce stress.
With the help of their in-house team of BrainCoaches and access to cutting-edge neuroscience, they've designed these puzzles to keep your mind flexible and fit.
Arranged in five key brain categories—visual perception, word skills, critical thinking, coordination, and memory—Bend Your Brain offers a variety of puzzles ranging from mind-warming (easy) to mind-blowing (hard!):
· Connecting the dots? More like working your spatial-orientation skills.
· Identifying famous smiles? Flexing your visual memory.
· Taking a closer look at your keyboard? Coding, storing, and retrieving.
· Word-doku? Summoning cognitive abilities like appraisal, inference, impulse control, and evaluation.
· Word scrambles? Tapping your brain’s association areas.
Brain flexers : Games and Activities to Strengthen Memory
The book is divided into the following themes:Warm-ups, Sharpening Your Senses
Language, Geography, Creativity, History and Culture, Logic and Sequence, Music
Each activity includes answers as well as facilitator instructions
Initiatives that get people with Alzheimer's involved in art and creative workshops are producing remarkably posistive results. Dozen of day care centers, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities are using drawing, painting and museum visits as effective therapies, making it possible to improve the quality of life and restore a dialogue between caregivers and families. Scientists have discovered that the parts of the brain related to emotions and creativity are largely spared by the disease. Today experts recognize the benefits of these new approaches that dramatically change the way we look at the disease. Plus seven special features showing the new creative therapies : Recreating Social Bonds (6 min.), Organizing A Creative Workshop (7 min.), Organizing An Outing (9 min.), The Importance Of Physical Exercise (5 min.), The Memory Garden (11 min.), The Hearthstone Way (9 min.), Art & Care Until The Last Stages (7 min.)
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