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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.
|Publisher:||Workman Publishing Company, Inc.|
|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
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!
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.
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.