ISBN: 9781615192625
Published: July 28, 2015
Price: $15.95 US
Paperback: 304 pages
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Keep Your Brain Stronger for Longer
201 Brain Exercises for People with Mild Cognitive Impairment
 

Start exercising your brain now: 201 word and number exercises to challenge your memory, reasoning, visual-spatial skills, vocabulary, and more!

Keep your brain active, even with MCI. For adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, brain exercises are the best way to stay sharp and delay the onset of dementia. That’s why cognitive specialist Dr. Tonia Vojtkofsky tailored this fun workbook specifically for people with MCI. It’s the first of its kind!

Find a word that meets the definition and contains the letters “CAN”

  1. Truthful; straightforward; frank
  2. A brown nut with an edible kernel
  3. A cylinder block of wax with a wick

Pick the one statement that is correct:

UWYVX

  1. V is right of X.
  2. W is right of V.
  3. V is between U and Y.
  4. Y is right of W.

Find and complete the pattern:

  1. 5, 8, 12, 17, 23, _____, _____, _____, _____.
  2. 14, 56, 224, 896, _____, _____, _____, _____.
  3. 5, 15, 30, 90, 180 _____, _____, _____, _____.

Plus: Complete the word, image recall, determine the order, matching, true or false, logic problems, decode using clues, trivia, discover the pattern, word mazes, and math games.

“The idea for the book originated from my need to provide appropriate brain exercises for my clients who have MCI. All of the brain-exercise books on the market today are for people with no cognitive impairment and therefore were too hard for my clients. I knew that I had to provide something for this underserved population.”—Dr. Tonia Vojtkofsky

“Look out, Sudoku! Keep Your Brain Stronger for Longer offers a fantastic tool to help people exercise their brain—and will be greatly appreciated and well received by those with MCI as well as those caring for them. It also helps us to understand that cognition is affected by much more than just memory loss, and goes a long way to help dispel some of the myths and stigmas associated with dementia. Kudos for pulling together such a great resource!”
Lori La Bey, founder of AlzheimersSpeaks.com

“Studies show that cognitive training and healthy brain habits help build brain resilience. In Keep You Brain Stronger for Longer, Dr. Vojtkofsky offers concrete, engaging exercises that those with mild cognitive impairment can use to do just that. This engaging and easy-to-use volume is a welcome new resource for those facing mild memory loss and their caregivers.”
Virginia Biggar, Director, Clergy Network, USAgainstAlzheimer’s

“My late husband was diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment in 1997 and, finally, thanks to Dr. Vojtkofsky, there is a book that offers not only hope but also practical help to patients striving to reach and maintain their highest cognitive potential. Firmly grounded in research, Dr. Vojtkofsky offers a variety of exercises targeting different cognitive abilities—all designed to give our brains a well rounded workout.”
Lynda Everman, Founder, Activists Against Alzheimer’s Network, Clergy Against Alzheimer’s Network, and Women Against Alzheimer’s Network; Co-editor, Seasons of Caring: Meditations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers

“A great book for testing and challenging one’s memory! By mixing up its various games, Keep Your Brain Stronger for Longer makes brain exercise fun and interesting while helping people focus their memory training. For our aging population, the book’s format is friendlier, easier to handle, and more familiar than using a computer program to evaluate and train their memory—and makes the games more fun to complete.”
Rebecca Ailes-Fine, Founder of WISP (Women Inspiring Scientific Progress) in support of Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Founding Member of Women Against Alzheimer’s

“This book is a treasure! As a former caregiver of two parents and a wife with dementia, I am very impressed with this book of research-based exercises for brain health. They cover basic, important, relevant, and practical areas of cognitive functioning. I tried them myself and found the exercises to be varied, challenging, interesting, and fun.”
Don Wendorf, PsyD, Psychologist (ret.); Author of Caregiver Carols and Love Lyrics

“In her creative volume of brain exercises, Dr. Vojtkofsky offers people with MCI a user friendly way to make ‘cognitive workouts’ part of their daily routine. Done individually, or with support of a care partner as needed, these exercises empower people with MCI to proactively respond to the cognitive challenges they face.”
Cordula Dick-Muehlke, PhD, Consultant in Aging and Dementia; Principal, Cordula Cares

“Dr. Vojtkofsky has a ‘sixth sense’ for connecting with people suffering from mild cognitive impairment. The comprehensive activities that she has developed in this book will no doubt help many people who are managing their cognitive condition.”
Kevin Liang, PhD, Cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer of Ceresti Health

Tonia Vojtkofsky, Psy.D., is the founder of Cognitive Care Solutions in Santa Ana and a clinical researcher at the University of California Irvine Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurological Disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and a founding member of Women Against Alzheimer’s. She lives in Southern California.