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4 Creativity Strategies To Recharge Our Brains As We Age

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4 Creativity Strategies To Recharge Our Brains As We Age
When we think about "creativity," images appear of artists, sculptors, writers, or composers laboring away at creating something unique and awe-inspiring. But what about the person who changes a few ingredients in a recipe? The thought process required for substituting basil for oregano in a sauce may be as beneficial as "brain games."

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What Creativity Does

Creative acts can grow new neural connections, reduce depression and isolation, enhance cognitive skills, and increase emotional fulfillment.

There are many well-known creative activit...

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Triggering the Creative Process

  • Change one element in an activity you do repeatedly. This will require you to learn something new and that will trigger the creative process.
  • Add something new to a routine

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The End Products

The purpose of creative activities for brain health is not to produce a sellable or even a laudable product. These activities creates new neural connections that can preserve your cognitive abil...

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