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Re: What games to you play to keep your brain healthy?

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I also do crosswords.  The harder they are, the better I like them!  I also am a voracious reader.

 

I also like Bejeweled Butterflies and Mine.  I play Free Cell too.

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I do online games.  I also love word search, Finding words on my game site.  They give you clues and you put the letters where they belong.  I play Bingo also.  I read magazines and lots of emails.  I do feel like the email keeps my mind going

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To AARP Teri -

 

Can you please either add a version of the UFOV games you mention to your website,

with a link to adding more for payment since there don't seem to be any free ones?

 

Or, can you help AARP members get Double Decision from Posit Science at a reduced Senior Rate...?

 

If any AARP members also have this year's JacquieLawson.com ALPINE Advent Calendar,

the Bear Run works effectively as a UFOV!

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I like crossword puzzles & other word puzzles.  Sometimes I do Sudoku, but I'm more into words than numbers.  And I read a lot.  Books, magazines, whatever, to keep the mind engaged.

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I do like games, but I'm a big believer in sports - not only for your brain, but for providing other benefits as well.

 

I took up tennis in my late 40s, and it does a number of wonderful things: it's very social (have met a number of good friends through organized tennis); it keeps you moving; every point is a little different so you have to strategize the entire time you're playing (the brain part); it keeps you committed (you can't let down your partner by deciding it's "too cold" or you're "too tired"). 

 

One other thought is to try an Escape Room - that really gets the brain humming.  Here's an article I wrote about this:  http://www.ideal-living-digital.com/idealliving/fall_2017/?pg=50&pm=1&u1=friend 

 

Jan Cullinane, author, The Single Woman's Guide to Retirement (AARP/Wiley)

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I do crossword puzzles and word search .Online I play  Just Words, Letter Garden, Just Words, Majong and slots.  I play one game of something at least 2 times a day.

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I've always enjoyed playing Poker. After I retired I found a free online Poker site and have been playing now for 2 years. I've learned a variety of Poker games that I never knew existed.

 

PCH also has a number of games that I play occasionally.

 

But most of all, my lifetime philosophy of "Learning something new each day" probably serves me the best in the brain health area!

 

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I’ve played all the games on this website. Mah Jongg and Sudoku probably are the most mentally stimulating to me. Although I like Monkey Gems and helping BenBen the monkey fend off snakes, him and me make a pretty good team.

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My favorite game is Sudoku.  When I complete a couple 'hard' or 'evil' level ones in the morning, I seem to be more alert/keen the rest of the day.

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I play matching games, basically derivatives of Majhong. Almost every day. I probably have 15 different Majhong games on my computer.

 

That and carefully navigating interpersonal communication keeps me sharp as a rock. Er, tack. Tack. Yeah, sharp as a tack. 🙂

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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