Alzheimer’s Prevention Tip #4
Playing video games has been shown to be a very good brain game. Isn’t that encouraging? It is to me, when I think how much kids and adults alike enjoy them.
One of the games recommended was one involving car driving or racing. Supposedly it is excellent for multitasking. When you think of some of the simpler games even, it usually involves driving, turns, possible traffic lights, then it brings in obstacles for you to avoid and things to watch out for. All the involved activities require different functions within the brain that provide stimulation for more than one area.
Multi-tasking, Game Style
While different skills are required in each games, most require doing more than one thing at once. Whether you are being attacked from different directions, are jumping over mountains, or rescuing a game character, you are almost always doing more than one thing at a time. Multi-tasking, game style.
Multi-tasking is an ability that normally weakens as we age. Exercising that part of our brain may help slow that.
Anything we can do to maintain that skill goes a ways to help lessen our chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease. No matter how old you are now, try one and see what you think. If you have children or grandchildren, I’m sure they will be happy to show you how to begin. I like that; kids teaching the adults.