Staying alert and working to improve mental process is very important in recovery. Mixing in some fun can really speed things along. Many different games can assist in brain development, assist in memory enhancement, and mental rehabilitation. Games can involve a combination of problem solving, pattern recognision, and memory process.
Various Puzzles do aid and test mental development. There are word puzzles, 3-d puzzles, you can try model building. Shape recognition, and focused mental process keep the mind off of pain caused by accident injuries and encourange mental growth and recovery. I heard on the radio that people playing the video puzzle game 'Tetris' showed increase in actual brain growth. Stimulation of electrical brain cell receptors and increased activity may very well be the cause.
Keeping your brain stimulated is key to recovery. Exercise, problem solving, and memory tasks are all parts of that process.
The Nintindo Wii was a great gaming system that offers stimulation in each of those areas, and a whole lot of fun into the mixture.
The Nintindo Wii stands out because of the many games in which the system requires you to actually get up and move around. The system comes with one set of sports games and a joystick 'nunchuck' set up that occupies your hands and allows you to participate in video game versions of sports favorites like bowling, tennis, boxing, and golf. These are great fun activities that encourage accident victims to work to improve hand eye coordination, and the other brain stimulation activities previously mentioned.
The Wii Fit is another great recovery assistance tool. This Nintindo Wii add on set contains a Wii FIt Balance Board, and a game disk that contains a variaty of fitness games. You first log in to track weight and Body Mass Index, set up goals, and learn your Wii Fit Age. This is based on the weight, your posture, and your reaction to different balance tests. You can also have digital trainers guide you through yoga, you can participate in a variety of cardio games, balance games, and reaction tests. Best of all....It's FUN!
I played a variety of different board games while in the brain treatment program. These assisted in encouraging brain development in a variety of ways.
Strategy and Skill building through Game Play
Human Interaction through Game Play
Basic Math Usage(Counting and Subtraction Durring Game Play)
The Board Games made it a lot easier to escape my pain and work while still staying alert to work on rebuilding my brain power and thought processes.
Running a holiday sale or weekly speThere are a variety of card games that can assist in mental development. The key again is to promote the development of strategy through competition. Image recognition and memory definately come into play. Recoverying from head injuries is a continual process. Mixing up different games can also assist in promoting mental development.