Healthy living is important and a big part of self-care is exercising your brain. Having worked professionally in geriatric Alzheimer’s units as a CNA and coping with multiple family members who suffer(ed) from dementia, brain health has always been a concern for me. Reading and writing help me to not only maintain my faculties, but to expand them. Still, there’s more that can be done.
Every year, October 13th is a day set aside to help bring awareness and to encourage people to be more actively involved with their brain health. Routine activities make us complacent, and that is also true for our brains. Therefore, this observance is about learning something new. It is about reminding us of the important of riddles, problem solving games, and puzzles. Find your own way to have fun with critical thinking and be healthy with a strong mind!