The best way to exercise one’s mind is to keep it active. Keep working and keep learning new things every day, and your mind will stay sharp. As a supplement to our section on senior education, we’ve compiled a list of online courses that may be of interest in your pursuit.
This is an online training program that is specially targeted to reduce the risk of dementia. But it’s not only for dementia-prone seniors, its training sessions are also targeted towards speeding up visual and auditory processing and making improvements to the brain. The course encompasses social skills training, IQ, attention and memory span enhancement. Taking this course will improve and maintain your cognitive function.
This is a site that offers online memory enhancement courses. These classes are very flexible and one can attend at one’s leisure time. And if you are not much of a reader, they have videos available, and you can also request a personal trainer. The cost is around $10-20.
Lumosity is another program that offers exercises that enhance the brain in the form of 3 games a day. It is both fun and practical. You can sign up for free and track your progress over time. It also has mobile apps for your iPhone/iPad and Android devices.
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Offers about 30 different degrees for seniors, meaning that the method of instruction is customized to be senior-friendly, and you get to meet new classmates online and become part of a stimulating social group.
This is a cognitive enhancement program. It analyzes cognitive abilities and issues, and then creates a customized training course that includes brain games and other cognitive exercises as part of the package. If you like music, there are also musical classes that help with memory.