Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

By Nancy Ludin
Jewish Pavilion CEO 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Exercising our brains


June Brown (l) and Randi Cunningham read the Heritage - it's good for the brain!

Most people notice changes in their thinking and memory as they grow older. Neurologists tell us that some older adults develop dementia, most memory changes are age related and normal.

Staying physically active benefits every organ in our bodies - and that includes the brain. Our brains also need a good mental workout. Studies show that cognitive decline can be reduced through a combination of daily activities like using a computer and playing word games.

Mental stimulation encourages new connections between brain cells - and these connections provide alternate pathways for accessing memor...

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