Playing games together is a great way to spend time. Good company, fun and laughter all help to keep people social, happy and to shake off the stresses of the day.
Games stimulate the brain areas that are responsible for memory and cognitive skills. And keeping our minds active in an enjoyable way is just what we need to ward off unwanted decline.
Different games require us to use different skills which are excellent things for our brains, memories and moods. Games also allow people to be creative and this in turn can lead to an increase in self-confidence.
A popular board game, Rummikub is an example of one which really hones your strategy and patience skills. Another game called Qwirkle with its brightly coloured tiles is easily adaptable for those with memory impairments. For others who are looking for a bit more movement and straightforward competition, games such as Skittles or Golf Target are good for mind and body.
At Mindjig we stock games to encourage people to keep their brains and bodies active and social, whatever their age or ability.
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