By Elaine C Pereira
Alzheimer's Reading Room
The implied proposition of course, is that challenging your brain through visual, spatial and related problem-solving exercises will stall or maybe even arrest dementia.
Like far too many people, I know first hand the ravages of Alzheimer’s. My mother died of the disease in 2011 and she often referred to her “Aunt Elizabeth” has having succumb to “senility, but probably Alzheimer’s”. I never met my great aunt Elizabeth but clearly AD “runs in the family.”
Given my gene pool is probably tainted with documented cases of Alzheimer’s, I’m out to explore every reasonable approach to fighting back! So I thought I’d check a few out “brain games.”
My experiences are just that, my personal experience with no research validity. But as an Occupational Therapist with a strong neurological background, I’m qualified to at least render a professional opinion.