Play a game to help your brain

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What do avocadoes, yoga, pingpong and video games have in common? They’re all good for your brain!

As our bodies age, muscles weaken and joints begin to creak — and the same is true of our brains! Without exercise, the mind becomes less flexible and more prone to injury.

Luckily, exercising your mind can be as simple as playing a game. Preliminary study results presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference showed that older adults who played a fast-paced video game were 33 percent less likely to show signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease ten years later.

Give your brain a workout by attending a seven-week program designed to help you keep a youthful mind. Salem Health’s weekly Brain Agility class provides mental exercises designed by a psychologist to enhance your brain’s ability to remember, stay focused, be aware and be alert. The next class series starts soon! Register online or call 503-814-CHEC (2432).

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  • Aging and older adults
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  • Mental health

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