Games are not just for kids! Playing carefully-crafted, intellectually-stimulating games positively impacts quality of life and can improve higher brain functions in people of all ages. Research has also shown that games can be effective in improving cognitive symptoms related to many different conditions including memory loss.
Scientists have also shown that people who have complex occupations or stimulate their brains with activities such as crosswords, puzzles and learning new skills throughout life tend to have lower rates of dementia.The research team believe the new study could be important for preserving mental functions in older people and help reduce the risk of decline of cognitive functions in later life.
Researchers at King's College London discovered that mental exercises, or ``brain training``, can improve people's everyday lives, helping with tasks like using public transport, shopping, cooking and managing personal finances.
We have compiled a range of games, quizzes and general knowledge that can be used at home, in a residential or community service environment. We hope you enjoy the resources and find them fun and beneficial.