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5 Mobile Apps that Give Your Brain a Workout

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5 Mobile Apps that Give Your Brain a Workout

Brain exercise apps may help keep your mental skills sharp and help challenge the mind. With just a few minutes a day, you may be able to increase your cognitive abilities and enhance your IQ. If you enjoy playing mobile games, consider these five brain training applications you can enjoy in your assisted living apartment.

1. Lumosity

Developed by scientists and game designers, Lumosity has free daily brain training games for the Android and IOS systems. With more than 40 quick games and activities to choose from, this app ensures you'll never get bored. It works by increasing your memory skills and attention, working on your speed and problem-solving skills and helping improve your critical thinking.

2. CogniFit Brain Fitness

The biggest benefit of the CogniFit app is the ability to stimulate brain function in individuals with conditions like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis. Available for IOS and Android, this game also lets you challenge friends and see how you rank in real-time monitoring. The game has a free plan with three games, or you can purchase the upgrade to get access to more than 25 games and upgrades. You can pay by the month or by the year, and you can add online tests to evaluate your condition throughout.

3. Peak

Peak is considered one of the top apps to help make you smarter. Available for the IOS and Android operating systems, Peak is like most brain training apps with the exception that it has a built-in coach that works to help you reach your goals. There are over 40 games developed by teachers, neuroscientists and game experts to help enhance your short-term memory, improve your cognitive skills and increase your mental agility.

4. Elevate

Elevate is an award-winning app for the Android and IOS platforms. There are over 35 games that provide personalized brain training workouts to improve a player's focus, speaking abilities, memory and math skills. The games get progressively harder as you level up, and you can track your performance so you can see your advancements.

5. Brainwell Mind Training

Available for both IOS and Android users, Brainwell Mind Training allows you to choose three personalized games from a library of more than 50 games developed by neuropsychologists, neuroscientists and game design experts. These games are focused on memory, language, visual skills problem-solving and attention, and you can measure your progress by taking tests and quizzes.

At Hickory Villa in Omaha, we offer regular health assessments and help you identify any cognitive decline so you can speak to your doctor. By downloading and playing brain training apps, you can help combat the cognitive issues often associated with getting older.

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