24 Jan Stay Sharp Brain Fitness Totes
It is estimated that by the year 2050 approximately 1.1 billion people worldwide will be over the age of 65. It is normal to experience a decline in cognitive ability as one ages, and even a mild decline in cognition can have a negative impact on an older adult’s ability to perform normal everyday tasks.
However, studies conducted by entities like Mayo Clinic, the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London, AARP, etc. consistently report that regular engagement in mentally stimulating activities, like games, crafts, computer use, and social interaction, is linked to a decreased risk of developing mild cognitive impairment. Research indicates it may also slow the onset and progression of dementia.
What does this mean? It means adults should play games! Yay!
Stay Sharp Brain Fitness Totes from Delray Beach Public Library provide library card holders with access to a variety of mentally stimulating games and activities (that are fun, did we mention fun?!) in an easy to carry tote bag – five games plus one Pop It per bag. The games are curated to strengthen and improve brain function in the following areas:
- Problem solving
- Visual perception
- Hand/eye coordination
- Critical thinking
- Stress relief
- And more!
So, let the fun and games begin. Stop by the Circulation Desk and flash your library card to checkout a Stay Sharp Tote or click here to put a Stay Sharp Tote on hold right from the catalog.