399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young.

399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young.

by Nancy Linde

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399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young. by Nancy Linde

Based on the science that shows that people middle-aged or older who solve word games and brainteasers have a significant cognitive advantage over those who do not, 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges is the illustrated game book specifically created to cross-train the brain. Here are 399 games to stretch, challenge, and push the reader, all of which stimulate the formation of neurons—literally, regrowing the brain.

Plus they’re not only good for you, but just plain good—these games are fun. 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia is a lively mix of challenges, riddles, and brainteasers—all vetted by a neuroscientist who specializes in aging brains and designed to work the six key areas of cognitive function that are vulnerable in normal aging: long-term memory, working memory, executive functioning, attention to detail, multitasking, and processing speed. The games are arranged from easiest to most difficult and are labeled according to which cognitive functions they exercise so they can be mixed and matched into a custom “workout.” In just 15 minutes a day, anyone can improve his brain’s strength, flexibility, and long-term health.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761168256
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/09/2012
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 20,679
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nancy Linde created and runs Never2Old4Games.com, an online subscription service for activities professionals working with senior citizens at assisted living residences, retirement communities, senior centers, and other senior-serving organizations. She has produced, written, and directed more than a dozen documentary films, including for the PBS series NOVA. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Forword ix

Introduction xi

A Word from the Author xx

Chapter 1 Warm-Up 1

Chapter 2 Fancy Footwork 39

Chapter 3 Pump It Up 82

Chapter 4 Tougher Going 125

Chapter 5 Getting Tricky 162

Chapter 6 Challenging 205

Chapter 7 Rocky Road 250

Chapter 8 Merciless 293

Solutions 333

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399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We bought this for my grandmother who loves brain teasers and crossword puzzles. There is a HUGE variety of challenging but not frustratingly challenging puzzles in this book. No Sudoku or crosswords but a ton of super fun thought provoking games. Awesome book for everyone!
ALG64 More than 1 year ago
I'm just about finished with this book, it's one of those books you NEVER want to finish. I've enjoyed it so much and learned much as well. I wish she'd have part 2, 3, etc. Thanks Nancy.
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Given as a gift to my 44 year son who really liked it - he's going to let me look at when he's done LOL.