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Your Brain Exercise of the Week ~ July 10, 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.


Sequence the steps below to wrap a gift for a birthday party.

– Tape the sides and bottom
– Place the gift in the box
– Purchase the gift
– Place a bow on top
– Wrap the box in a ribbon
– Find a box and wrapping paper
– Place tissue paper in the bottom of the box

BONUS: Try to remember all of the steps after a 1 minute delay.

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

Organize the 4 steps you would take to wrap a present.

Try to include the following objects: tape, ribbon, a box and wrapping paper.


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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.