Mental Stimulation Exercise

March 16, 2017

March 14-20, 2017 is Brain Awareness Week. Keep your brain healthy with this great idea!

This activity is designed to help you understand what is personally novel and complex for you, versus what is rote and passive.

Take out a sheet of paper, and divide the paper in half.

In the left column, list five activities that you enjoy and have fun with, and do most frequently. This list represents activities that are rote and passive. Your mind is already comfortable with these activities, which lessens the benefit it has on your brain.

In the right column, list five activities that you find complicated, and don't engage in frequently. This list represents activities your brain has not yet formed strong neural connections with, they are the complex and novel. These activities will likely benefit the development of new connections in your brain.

Trivia, games, seminars, and more keep our residents busy and active - both mentally and physically. Learn more about life at Abernethy Laurels by calling Rob at 828-465-8519. www.abernethylaurels.org