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Your Brain Exercise of the Week ~ October 24, 2022

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.


From the list below, identify the tasks that are critical when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

  • Find 2 pieces of bread
  • Use your most decorative plate
  • Put peanut butter on one slice and jelly on the other
  • Place the sandwich on a plate
  • Cut the sandwich in half
  • Call your sister and tell her you had a sandwich for lunch

For an additional challenge, say the order of making the sandwich in reverse. That is, start with the last step.

If the exercise above feels too challenging, try this modification:
Write down or state aloud 3 items needed in order to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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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.