Stimulating the brain is important to promote healthy brain functioning as you age. If you are interested in playing online games, visit AARP’s gaming site here.

It includes games like:

  • Solitare
  • Mahjongg
  • Blackjack
  • Word puzzles
  • Arcade games

Here’s a picture of what your brain looks like, along with some important brain areas that help you function in day-to-day life:

To learn more about the brain and these specialized areas, visit Web MD here.

For information about healthy aging in general, visit the Detroit Area Agency on Aging here.

The Detroit Area Agency on Aging addresses issues such as:

  • Elder abuse
  • LGBT issues
  • Eldercare
  • Nutrition services (e.g., Meals on Wheels)
  • Health and wellness (including diabetes)
  • Clinical services (e.g., health care, nursing)
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Senior community service employment
  • Community wellness
  • Grandparents raising grandchildren
  • Advocacy

Their mission is to “educate, advocate and promote healthy aging to enable people to make choices about home and community-based services and long-term care that will improve their quality of life.”

Discovering that you or a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease can be scary, especially if you don’t know very much about the disease. For more information from a trusted resource, visit the Alzheimer’s Association website here

The Alzheimer’s Association aims to:

  • Talk about the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Help those affected find support groups
  • Share stories from those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia
  • Provide support and advance research to end Alzheimer’s disease
  • Provide information and resources about the disease
  • Make an impact and encourage people to get involved in events, advocacy, and volunteerism

This website is NOT to be used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Please consult your physician with any concerns.

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America provides support, services, and education to individuals, families, and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide. They also fund research for better treatment and a cure.

To access resources via Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, click here.