2. Brainercise for Week 1 – Brain Stim, LLC

2. Brainercise for Week 1

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Remember, it is not important whether these exercises are easy or difficult.

Over the course of the program, the participant will engage in numerous cognitive processes which is what will keep the healthy areas of their brain active.

This is what can build and strengthen their cognitive reserve and increase their brain’s neuroplasticity to help slow dementia-related decline.


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There may be steps that they cannot complete depending on what area(s) of the brain have been damaged.

Use the Process-Focused Strategy Phrases to encourage them as much as possible and only complete the steps that they are unable to complete at all.

What matters is the participant attempts each of the steps to the best of their ability at this moment. 


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Before beginning the exercises, have the participant look back and forth to the right and then to the left a few times without moving the head.

Science suggests this movement increases concentration and problem-solving ability.


Brainercise 1a 

  • Name 1 profession that starts with “a”.
  • Name 2 animals that start with “b”.
  • Name 3 vehicles that start with “c”.
  • Name 4 words that have “d” as the last letter.
  • Name 5 names you would name a baby girl that starts with “e”.
  • Name 6 things you would find at a fair that start with “f”.
  • Name 7 verbs that start with”g”.
  • Name 8 adjectives that start with “h”.
  • Name 9 words that have “i” as the second letter.
  • Name 10 words that start with”j”.

Brainercise 1b 

  • See how many items you can name that stretch.
  • See how many items you can name that bend.
  • See how many items you can name that do NOT stretch.
  • See how many items you can name that do NOT stretch.

Brainercise 1c

  • Pick a number 1-10.
  • Starting with your right knee, alternate raising each knee (the number you picked) number of times.
  • Raise your right arm every time you lift your left knee.
  • Raise your left arm every time you raise your right knee. 

Brainercise 1d

  • Name 3 things that could NOT fit into a small package.
  • Then name 5 things that could fit into a medium-sized package.
  • Lastly, name 8 things that could fit into a large box.

Brainercise 1e

  • Look around the room you are in.
  • See how many things that are shaped like a ball can you find. Look for large and small examples.
  • See how many items do you see that can hold another item (serve as a container). Be creative!

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