Fun Makes Us Stronger and Feel Better
Just like healthy eating is most beneficial when done over a sustained period of time, the health benefits of having fun only improve with time.
For those wanting to strengthen their minds in creative and fun ways, altering autopilot, improving connections with others, concentration and creating positive patterns.
Working with area's such as Executive Functions,
Neuroplasticity, visual Spatial Perception and the present moment the Hippocampus provides.
Working memory control's our ability to retain and manage specific pieces of information over short periods of time.
Mental flexibility helps us carry or shift attention to different demands or to apply different rules in different settings.
Self-control allows us to set priorities and resist impulsive actions or responses.
Is the ability of the brain to modify its connections or
re-wire itself throughout life. It allows the brain to compensate and adjust to new situations or changes in the environment.
Is the component of cognitive functioning referring to our ability to process and interpret visual information about where objects are in space.
Processes new memories for long-term storage. If we didn't have it, we could not live in the present.
During the hour that Gabriel presents challenges to our Adult Day Program participants ages 63 to 100, they remain engaged to the very end of the session, emerging excited about their many successes. We’ve been amazed at how they sometimes even decide to help each other solve what’s dealt them! The diagnosis among our group includes stroke, a variety of dementias, depression, schizophrenia and anxiety.
Brenda Russell, CTRS
Fulton County Department of Senior Services