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Your Brain Exercise of the Week ~ January 30, 2023

Working on your cognition is an important part of keeping your mind sharp and maintaining independence. One way to target your cognitive skills is to complete one or both of the tasks below.

*Remember, for this cognitive activity to qualify as a brain fitness exercise, you should participate at a level that is challenging for you.


You are going on a picnic with your family. Generate a short list of what you would like to bring with you. You are only able to carry one bag, so limit the items to what you can carry in one trip from the car to the picnic.

Make 2 lists of items you would take to the picnic. The first list should contain food and drink options. The second list can contain the other items you might include (example: sliverware, a blanket, etc). Which item is the heaviest? Which is the lightest?

If the exercise above feels too challenging, try this modification:

Write down 5 things that you would take to a picnic.


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If you enjoyed this activity, consider ordering The BCAT® Working Memory Exercise Book-Home Edition for hours of additional cognitive exercises that will help to protect your brain health and promote cognitive functioning.