What is a Brain Builder?
At Caring Places communities, including Chinook Place Memory Care and Assisted Living, our aim is to help reduce or delay age-associated memory loss. How can we help our residents improve cognition and reduce memory loss? Researchers say that playing games, specifically brain training games, can help seniors stay sharp. These mentally stimulating games can help our seniors age well while exercising memory, concentration, and reaction time.
Surprisingly, playing games can stimulate the immune system causing visualization, sequencing, and memory skills to improve. Since games are typically played with others, incidences of depression, isolation, and boredom decline. Playing games is fun, especially with family and friends, and this social dynamic keeps the residents engaged and brain active.
Many studies have shown that these tools and resources help in combating age associated memory loss. When we challenge and exercise the brain, it can increase its ability to retain old memories and make new ones.
At Chinook Place, amongst our daily activities we offer a variety of fun and challenging activities that are designed to keep the brain healthy and strong. Activities such as bingo, puzzles, playing cards, crafting, gardening, or physical exercise including eye hand coordination skills, give our residents the opportunity to improve cognition, memory, boosting their sense of self, purpose, and independence all while enjoying each other's company.
Call Chinook Place Memory Care and Assisted Living today to learn more about how your senior can benefit from our Brain Builders program.
Chinook Place Memory Care and Assisted Living
470 N.E. Oak Street
Madras, OR 97741
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