Your Brain Exercise of the Week ~ April 25th, 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.



Using mental math and visual imagery skills, solve the problem listed below.

PROBLEM: You are going to a hair appointment today at a new salon. Your appointment is at 3 PM, however you plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment time so you can find a parking spot on the street. You know it takes approximately 45 minutes to get to the salon, however you may need to drive around the block and area a few times to find an open parking spot.

What time would you leave home to arrive on time?

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

Using written calculations or a calculator, solve the problem listed above. 

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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.