If you love your Sudoku, crossword puzzles and other brain teasers, you’ll be happy to know that Maria Shriver – Peabody award-winning journalist, New York Times bestselling author, and one of the world’s leading advocates for women’s health and Alzheimer’s – has teamed up with BrainHQ for a special version of the app focused on women’s health. You can find this version at brainhq.com/maria.
This version follows comes on the footsteps of Maria’s Move for Minds initiative, which has been on throughout June to help educate women about lifestyle changes they can make to improve brain health.
“I see this as the ultimate women’s empowerment issue,” Maria Shriver said. “Women work their whole lives to be recognized for their minds, and then Alzheimer’s puts them at risk of losing them. That’s unacceptable to me, and I won’t rest until we find a solution.”
In her online video announcing the collaboration, Maria spoke to neurologist Dr. Richard Isaacson about the benefits of BrainHQ cognitive training.
ICYMI, there are more than 100 peer-reviewed studies on the benefits of the exercises in BrainHQ, across varied populations, including better performance in standard measures of cognition (e.g. speed, attention, memory); in standard measures of quality of life (e.g. mood, confidence, health-related quality of life); and in real world activities (e.g. balance, driving, activities of independent living). BrainHQ exercises are the sort you ask your parents to do because you think they would enjoy and benefit from the exercises (you don’t need them yourself, you’re only in your 20s), and pretty soon the whole family is hooked on to them!
As with the regular version of BrainHQ, this special version gives users access to loads of fun and interesting brain exercises which continue to be personalized for each user.