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Cognitive functioning includes reasoning, learning, thinking, problem solving, memory, decision making, and attention, which all major aspects of our everyday functioning! So when it’s impaired or influenced, whether that’s from lack of sleep, substance use, or even a brain injury like TBI or stroke, it can make elements of every day living difficult or challenging.
But all is not lost! Brain games, puzzles, and quizzes are great ways to strengthen your brain, improve your cognitive functioning, and build neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to rewire itself after injury). Thankfully, there are a load of options, both free and paid, available online and on your phone to help keep you sharp and your brain healthy.
Unsure of where to start? Check out these free website below for some quick and easily accessed options.
Paid Websites and Phone Apps
If you’d like a wider variety of brain games and puzzles or are serious about challenging and working your mind, a paid website or phone app might be a better option for you. They also tend to have better visuals, larger screen fonts, and less advertisements that could be distracting or confusing. The best part? Many of these recommendations are designed by neuroscientists with a solid foundation of evidence behind their questions, games, and puzzles and some are even designed specifically for stroke and TBI!
So check our list below and let us know if you try any of them!
Keep in mind that many of these apps have a free version with limited games and puzzles available as well as a trial period option so you can give it a chance before paying anything 🙂
Don’t forget that our online chair yoga series can also help strengthen cognitive functioning through physical activity, breathing exercises, and mind-body connection. Learn more or sign up for classes here!