Online games are a great source of entertainment. They also are a great way for senior's to keep their memories sharp. Playing online games will help not only improve memory but also focus, attention span, and reasoning. Below are the top 3 online games helpful for seniors.
1. Online Crossword
Crossword puzzles are a great way to keep any one's brain active and sharp by challenging ling term memory and word association. With AARP’s online version of a crossword puzzle there are two skill levels and over 1000 puzzles. This is more than enough material to keep even the most active cross-worder busy and challenged. The new words introduced by crosswords help expand and keep a wide vocabulary.
Jigsaw is an online take on traditional piece puzzles. Putting together puzzles helps to strengthen the reasoning and the problem solving parts of the brain. In particular, Jigsaw is helpful for building and retaining spacial and visual memory since visual memory is a key component required in putting puzzles together. The online game Jigsaw also times users giving them scores to benchmark their process against.
This classic game is another great way to keep your mind sharp. To avoid the minds, it takes mathematical calculations and extreme focus. You are only given clues on how many “mines” are in an area. One wrong selection of a square with a mine and you lose. The extreme focus it takes to play the game will help your brain cultivate and nurture stronger focus.
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