Brain exercises (neurobics) can boost memory, concentration and verbal skills by igniting new pathways and connections in the brain.
For instance, if you close your eyes and write your name with your non dominant hand you are strengthening the neural connections in your brain. Although brain exercises like crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and online games are valuable, they exercise mainly vision and hearing. The goal of neurobics, on the other hand, is to exercise the other senses.
The exercises in this article are best suited for residents with a mild cognitive deficit, you can adapt each activity to make it easier or harder. Several onlookers to cheer on participants is a bonus!