In advanced aging, keeping your memory active is a great way to avoid health issues set in. Here are some tips on getting your memory involved in your daily routine, and giving yourself a strong chance to keep it challenged with games.


Read something new every day – keep your brain sharp by reading a newspaper, magazine, or book regularly. This will help expose you to new ideas and facts.


Take up puzzles and brainteasers – crosswords, Sudoku, jigsaw puzzles, riddles, and word games are great for exercising your mind and keeping it sharp.

Exercise regularly

Physical exercise helps increase blood flow to the brain, which can help improve memory function. Regular physical activity can also reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline.

Create associations

Create connections between new concepts and existing knowledge in order to help your brain better retain information. For example, if you want to remember a new word or phrase, try linking it to something familiar that will trigger the memory of the new word.

Memory games for retention


Retention is massive for memory to improve, and games can do that. There are a few levels of game difficulty you should consider to keep your mind active.


Basic matching games to activate memory


Having photos to match as well as colors or numbers will each activate a different aspect of your memory. These are great tools to implement as simple and quality retention builders. They allow for different sensory stimuli to be activated with the games.


Strategy board games to activate memory


Strategy games are more intermediate ways to build up memory retention. The basic rules, engaging with another player and strategizing, enforce that self-care on a deeper level than more basic retention games. Games where the goal isn’t to have a good memory but to perform where memory is necessary to do so. These will create substantial growth in comparison to other more simple games.


Role playing games


Both digital and physical, these are fantastic for memory health. Although more advanced, the amount of sensory stimulus they activate is extremely strong, while they are also engaging with a thriving world. Story building, strategy, and in-game skill all develop to encapsulate a vivid and dynamic experience. Most seniors won’t be as open to that sort of thing unless a loved one is involved. Loved ones build trust and opportunities for growth. If they need their memory to stay healthy, and their loved one believes this is the best route to do so, you will see the results.


If you are considering getting a loved one involved in more memory-building exercises and healthy habits, give us a call today.