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Your Brain Exercise of the Week ~ December 5, 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.


Picture a familiar place that you have traveled to several times.

Use a paper/pencil/tablet/writing device.

Draw a map of the location. Be as specific as you can by including names of streets and surrounding buildings, landmarks, etc.

If the exercise above feels too challenging, try this modification:
Write out the directions to a favorite restaurant or shopping plaza close to your home. 

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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.