Brain Games for Senior Care: What is Neurobics?

Brain Games for Senior Care: What is Neurobics?

User Profile By Haley Burress   United States

Found In: Activities Articles

Your morning exercise program helps residents gain strength and weekly yoga classes help them increase their range of motion. But do you have a brain exercise program in place? Brain exercises are just as important as physical exercise for our residents.  Learn a bit more about neurobics and why these interventions are key to keeping brains fit!

Your morning exercise program helps residents gain strength and weekly yoga classes help them increase their range of motion. But do you have a brain exercise program in place?

Brain exercises are just as important as physical exercise for our residents. Learn a bit more about neurobics and why these interventions are key to keeping brains fit!

In this article we cover:

  • What Are Neurobic Brain Exercises?
  • How It’s Different Than Trivia
  • Breaking Routine
  • New Learning
  • Sensory Stimulation
  • Working All the Brain


Comments   Post a Comment

Susan 16th Aug 2019 Activity Director
Thank you Jane for that suggestion
It is a really good idea and can be made easy or hard depending on the group you are doing it with
Jane 15th Aug 2019 Activity Director
Here's a popular seated Neurobics I do which I call Tap-Claps. Everyone is facing me so they can see the rhythm I tap out with my hands on my lap / clap. Eg. Tap, tap, clap; tap, tap, clap. Residents imitate what I'm doing. Repeat a few times, then change it up. Eg. Tap,tap,tap,tap,clap,clap. I speak out what we're doing as we're doing it.
Susan 13th Aug 2019 Activity Director
I am all for Neurobics
May have to adapt and modify them to meet the needs of the group you are working with
Help