The Benefits of Trivia Games for Seniors

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The Benefits of Trivia Games for Seniors

May 13th, 2021

What football team won three Super Bowls in the 1990s? What year was Diet Coke first introduced? What is the brightest planet in the night sky?

Your loved one can learn the answers to these questions and many more during a rousing round of trivia. At Garden Plaza of Florissant, trivia games for seniors are one of many activities they can enjoy regularly on our monthly activity calendar to find connections with the community. While the game seems to be designed for those who have an untapped wealth of undervalued knowledge, it can also allow your loved one to give their brain a fun workout. Below are a few benefits of trivia games they can enjoy.

Trivia Benefits for Seniors

  • Increased Brain Health. Did you know participating in trivia can improve mental wellness? Research suggests older adults who frequently participate in intellectually and socially engaging activities, such as trivia, show higher cognitive function than those who don’t.
  • Improved Cognitive Skills. When someone answers questions and learns new facts, they’re actually working on improving their cognitive skills. Recalling information is a form of exercising the brain, letting a person expand their knowledge and increase mental capabilities. This can also lead to more creativity and problem-solving skills. And, when you get together for a visit, they can show off the new facts they’ve learned.
  • More Socialization Opportunities. One of the benefits of trivia games is the opportunity for connection to peers. There are few better ways to get to know someone than by teaming up and sharing your knowledge. Games like trivia allow your loved one to create conversation and build new relationships.
  • Reduced Stress. Stress is something everyone deals with, although it can weigh heavier on some individuals. When your loved one has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, stress becomes a frequent part of their lives. Thankfully, trivia is a wonderful way to help reduce stress. While they’re learning new information, they can laugh along with their peers in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere.

Answer the Best Trivia Questions at Garden Plaza of Florissant

At Garden Plaza, we believe in the power of fun and laughter. That’s why every week, your loved one can enjoy a trivia game where they’ll spend time laughing along with other residents. If they’re looking for other ways to expand their mind, we also offer activities like Cranium Crunches, Did You Know, Puzzle Pals and more! Our monthly activity calendar is always changing, and there is always new fun to be had.

Garden Plaza of Florissant offers an inviting environment to help your loved one thrive along every step of the memory care journey, whether it be through purposeful activities or relaxing in our secure community. If you’d like to learn more about life in the community or our day-to-day memory care support, contact our team today.