Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease


Bluewater Clinical Research Group, Dr. Michael Roman and Dr. Elizabeth O’Mahony

Bluewater Clinical Research Group

Importance of engaging in Alzheimer's games and mental exercises

Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia can lead to cognitive decline, including memory loss and difficulty with thinking and problem-solving. Mental exercises and games can provide ongoing cognitive stimulation, which can help maintain and improve cognitive function.

Alzheimer's games and mental exercises can enhance the quality of life for individuals with dementia. They provide a source of enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment; even as other aspects of daily life may become more challenging.

Activities that challenge the mind and provide a sense of achievement can boost an individual's mood and self-esteem. This can have a positive impact on emotional well-being.

Memory games and exercises can help individuals with Alzheimer's disease work on memory retention and recall, which can be particularly beneficial in the early stages of the condition.

Engaging in Alzheimer's games can also involve caregivers and family members. This not only provides a bonding opportunity but also gives caregivers a way to connect with their loved ones.

Games and Activities that can help stimulate your brain:

  • Crossword Puzzles: Crossword puzzles challenge your vocabulary and problem-solving skills. They're readily available in newspapers, puzzle books, and online.
  • Sudoku: Sudoku is a number puzzle game that tests your logical thinking and number skills.
  • Memory Games: Memory card games and apps that require you to match pairs of cards can improve your memory and concentration.
  • Chess: Chess is a strategic board game that exercises your problem-solving, planning, and spatial reasoning skills.
  • Scrabble: Scrabble is a word game that challenges your vocabulary and strategic thinking.
  • Trivia Games: Playing trivia games or participating in quiz competitions can expand your general knowledge and memory.
  • Word Search: Word search puzzles involve finding specific words in a grid of letters, which helps with pattern recognition and concentration.
  • Card Games: Card games like Bridge, Poker, and Solitaire can be mentally stimulating and enjoyable.

It's important to remember that while engaging in these activities can be beneficial, a balanced approach to brain health includes regular physical exercise, a nutritious diet, social interaction, and adequate sleep. Additionally, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional for a personalized plan if you have concerns about cognitive decline or Alzheimer's disease.

To see the presentation provided by Bluewater Researchers Dr. John O'Mahony and Dr. Sean Peterson on Advances in Alzheimer’s Clinical Research please see the posting on Sept 27th on their Facebook page.