Make a list — grocery items, things to do, or anything else that comes to mind — and memorize it. An hour or so later, see how many items you can recall.
Learn to play a musical instrument or join a choir. Learning new and complex skills is good for the aging brain
Figure out problems without the aid of a pencil, paper, or computer.
Learn how to cook a new cuisine. Cooking uses a number of senses — smell, touch, sight, and taste — that involve different parts of the brain.
The listening and hearing involved in learning a new language stimulates the brain.
Visualize the spelling of a word in your head, and then try to think of other words that begin (or end) with the same two letters.
After returning home from visiting a new place, try to draw a map of the area. Repeat this exercise each time you go somewhere new.
When eating, try to identify individual ingredients in your meal, including subtle herbs and spices.
Take up a new hobby that involves fine motor skills, and can help you keep your hand-eye coordination sharp.
Start doing an athletic exercise. A review published in Frontiers in Psychology in December 2019 noted that boosting your balance, strength.