Five best websites for brain games

Looking after your brain health reduces your risk of dementia. These five websites offer fun ways to exercise your brain – it’s never too late to start.

Lumosity is a very comprehensive website with an accompanying smartphone app. You can use basic functions for free, but access to the full website requires a paid subscription, which starts from $5 per month. Lumosity starts you off with a few basic brain tests, and then uses games to improve your cognitive skills in a range of areas. The program has been developed by neuroscientists, and with so much research being done by Lumosity into neuroplasticity you’d like to think that these games really can help your brain to stay healthy and sharp.

Your Brain Matters
The brain exercise page of the Your Brain Matters website doesn’t offer games as such, but it does explain in great detail the best way to use brain games and exercises to help you avoid Alzheimer’s. Find out which activities you should be focussing on to get the best results at the Your Brain matters website.

Games for the Brain
The Games for the Brain website is one of the simplest available. It is sparse in design, but offers links to over 28 games to both entertain and stretch your brain. For those who like simple, efficient presentation of information, this is the website is for you.

BrainyApp, a smartphone and tablet app, has been developed by Alzheimer’s Australia and the Bupa Health Foundation. It is designed to raise awareness of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The BrainyApp surveys your test results to see how healthy your brain is, and then offers fun activities to help boost your brain score. The app is available for free for both Apple and Android devices.

YOURLifeChoices games
We offer our own set of free games for you to play online, with no extra device required. Work on our daily crossword, play Sudoku, try your hand at mahjong or test yourself with our wordsearch on the YOURLifeChoices games page.


Do you have a favourite website for brain games? If it isn’t in the above list, share the link in the comments below.

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