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Recent studies show board game players have 15% lower risk of dementia than non-players.

Board games evenings are very popular in our centres. Our residents love this activity because is the perfect reason to spend time together.
In fairness, it’s impossible to deny that an afternoon of board games, laughter and a hot drink sounds like a perfect plan (especially with the freezing January temperatures). However, this hobby also has major health benefits such as relieving stress and combating memory loss and depression.
As the last British Medical Journal study shows board game players have 15% lower risk of dementia than non-players. A lot of games also tend to be low-stress and can be calming, helping lower blood pressure. In many instances, games require some coordination and hand dexterity, which can be important for aging adults.

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A  deck of cards could prevent chronic stress levels ( potential to cause heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other serious conditions) because, the mind and body become more relaxed, reducing the amount of stress hormones produced and increasing the confidence and relaxation.
Playing cards also stimulate the mind, increase socialization and enhance hand-eye coordination.
A classic favorite that could significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia, contributes to brain development and memory retention for older people, and improves both vocabulary and strategic thinking.
This game improves cognitive abilities, especially mental clarity, and analytical thinking. It also improves logical reasoning and problem-solving skills and has been proven to lower the risk of age-related cognitive illnesses like dementia.