Beyond brain training, there’s a lot you can do to help keep your brain in shape—but it might not be what you expect. Check out the articles below to find out what does and does not work when it comes to sharpening your brain.

Practical Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Want to do more to improve brain fitness? Try these 16 everyday activities recommended by our scientists to help your brain be its best.

What is the Difference Between Brain Training and Brain Games?

Brain games and brain training are not the same. Learn more about how to tell the difference, and what you can expect from each.

The Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The term “dementia” describes a set of symptoms that includes things like memory loss, trouble behaving appropriately in social situations, difficulty speaking or understanding language, negative changes in mood and demeanor, and so forth.

Physical Exercise for Brain Health

Learn what scientists have to say about the best kinds of physical exercise for better brain health.

Social Life and Brain Fitness

Spending time with friends and family is fun—but it's also a key to brain health and wellness.

Do Crosswords Work?

Many people believe that crossword puzzles are good for the brain. But that might be a myth. Learn what research shows.

Use It So You Don't Lose It

Activities that are especially good for your brain share certain traits in common. Learn what they are. 

What Works?

Find out what the evidence says about various approaches to brain health, from nutrition to physical exercise. 

Lifelong Learning

Review a list of learning resources for adults. Learning new things is great for the brain at any age!