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This article brought to you courtesy of Prestige Senior Living Huntington Terrace, Gresham Outlook Insider Senior Living Expert.

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Your brain needs to be challenged just like your muscles do to stay strong. As we age, it's important to keep the mind sharp and active warding off Alzheimer's and dementia. Here are some fun ways to keep your noggin in shape.

Play! Playing an active video game like Nintendo Wii offers physical benefits and increases attention span, sharpen reflexes and improve your ability to quickly process information. Find a game requiring plenty of concentration, reasoning and memorization such as Yahtzee, Scrabble, Pinochle and Sudoku. Once you've mastered one, learn a new one to keep your brain on the move.

Read! Reading can help delay the onset of Alzheimer's and dementia. In fact, many people of all ages find that reading the newspaper daily at a set time, over coffee or breakfast, for example, will keep you informed and educated about the world and improve your brain health.

Learn! It's never too late to push your boundaries and try something different. Whether learning to Skype to stay connected with far-away family or a new recipe from a friend, challenging yourself helps reduce cognitive decline associated with aging and promotes a healthy self-image.

Eat! Just as the body needs fuel, so does the brain. A diet based on lean protein, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats can provides health benefits and also improves memory.

For more information on Huntington Terrace's innovative wellness program, Celebrations, visit www.prestigecare.com or call (503) 465-1404.

Huntington Terrace

1410 N.E. Cleveland Avenue

Gresham, OR 97030

503-465-1404

www.prestigecare.com

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