Using Card and Board Games to Keep Minds Sharp – The New York Times

 The North American Bridge Championships this week attracted many retirees. Researchers say competitive tournament have purpose and meaning, much as unpaid work does. Credit Matt Nager for The New York Times

The North American Bridge Championships this week attracted many retirees. Researchers say competitive tournament have purpose and meaning, much as unpaid work does. Credit Matt Nager for The New York Times

As people age, ways to keep the mind sharp are becoming one of their latest obsessions. A Brain Health Research study released in 2014 by AARP found that those questioned believed maintaining mental acuity (37 percent) was second only to a healthy heart (51 percent) in sustaining a healthy lifestyle.

While many older people are attracted to mind challenges and computer games, others like Mr. Wieder embrace competition in tried-and-true games like bridge, poker and chess.

Source: Using Card and Board Games to Keep Minds Sharp – The New York Times

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