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5 Websites for Seniors to Find Online Memory-Boosting Games

By    |   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 03:13 PM

In the world of memory games, video games have recently been singled out for their ability to help seniors improve brain function, enrich memory, and sharpen concentration. The good news is that seniors can easily access free online memory games that help boost memory.

While the idea of video games conjures careening characters and pretend worlds, these memory games are tailored to real-life areas of interest. Experts advise playing in sessions lasting between 5-20 minutes to maximize benefits and avoid burnout.

Here are five websites seniors can find to play memory games while also having a lot of fun at no cost.

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1. Memorado offers information on how the brain works and games for training goals, assessment tests to play the right games, and games that match your goals and skills. The site gives scores that relate to your actual IQ and shows the potential improvement when you participate in the training.

2. Memozor has uncomplicated activities that provide statistics to see how you rank with others. The memory games are designed for seniors for training or just to have fun. Several different levels are available to suit your tastes. Games involve simple to complex shapes and many different themes.

3. Memory-Improvement-Tips.com provides users with more than 200 games to improve memory, cognition, problem-solving and mental flexibility. The variety of games involve short-term memory, working memory and remembering names.

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4. AARP offers a variety of games to improve memory along with problem-solving and language skills. Games such as Countdown, Private Eye, and Shapes and Colors test your analytical, concentration, calculating and memorizing skills. You can read about statistics or get involved in comments on your performance.

5. Lumosity is one of the most popular sites for brain games. It’s challenging and fun for people of all ages, including seniors. You can choose the program that addresses your particular interests, such as games for matching, problem-solving or remembering patterns.

Seniors who enjoy video games are happier and not as prone to mood swings, according to research. The effects of aging are also minimized from playing video games.

This article is for information only and is not intended as medical advice. Talk with your doctor about your specific health and medical needs.

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